Subject: Re: badsect work?
To: None <Chris_G_Demetriou@LAGAVULIN.PDL.CS.CMU.EDU>
From: Lennart Augustsson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 03/23/1995 01:25:50
> > gabriella# badsect BAD 181550
> > /dev/wd0g: Device busy
> my take on this is that:
> (1) you're running badsect with the partition mounted,
> (2) badsect is trying to use the block partition to do its operation.
> I'd say that (given what badsect does) you shouldn't run it on a on a
> mounted file system/disk, and you should definitely fsck the affected
> partition afterwards.
Well, to quote the man page:
Badsect is used on a quiet file system in the following way: First mount
the file system, and change to its root directory. Make a directory BAD
there. Run badsect giving as argument the BAD directory followed by all
the bad sectors you wish to add.
I don't think anyone has used badsect in quite a while (because
of exactly the problem quoted above).