Subject: Re: BAD BLOCKS WITH SCSI DISKS, HOW TO REMAP
To: Jason Thorpe <email@example.com>
From: Michael Graff <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 06/05/1996 06:32:46
Jason Thorpe scribbled:
>I really don't understand why folks thing formatting a disk is so
>difficult...all you need to so is send the unit a FORMAT UNIT command
>after setting the appropriate parameters with MODE SELECT. A program
>about as long as the sdremap program I just posted would be able to do it :-)
>Of course, the harder part is having a nice, well-integrated utility to
>do all of that for you. That's why something like a libscsi would be
>nice; you can implement all the meat, and then layer a nice interface to
>the user on top of it.
It would be nice to be able to (sorry for the PC-centric post)
# format fd0a (format 1.44M floppy disk)
# format sd0 (low-level format a SCSI disk)
with one unified command.
Also, it would be nice for
not to need a -t parameter. Do we need an IOCTL to return the flavor
of a device? Sure would be nice for some other things, too.
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