Subject: Re: scsi disk formatter etc
To: Ian Dall <>
From: David Brownlee <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/31/1997 18:40:11
	I would _love_ to have a copy of this! :)

	I you want access to a public ftp server then just let me know &
	I'll set you up for :)

	PS: Thanks for coming up with such a util !

		David/abs	david@{,,}

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On Thu, 30 Jan 1997, Ian Dall wrote:

> I have written a program to format and perform surface analysis and
> remapping of blocks on scsi disks. For want of a better idea, I have
> called it sdd (Scsi Disk Doctor).
> The formatting capability is fairly basic, but the surface analysis is
> reasonably complete. It is driven from a home grown menue interface.
> It would be possible to make a much nicer curses or ncurses based
> interface but I wanted to keep the executeable small so it could be
> put on a floppy based installation/repair disk.
> Much more could be added. For example, you can't currently vary the
> format parameters using mode select. The interesting thing about
> developing this program is I can't really test it properly anymore
> since I have fixed the disk! I guess I no longer have the incentive to
> do a lot on it either, but I can confirm that there is at least some
> useful functionality there. Think of it as version 0.1.
> So, what to do with it now? I would like to make it available for
> wider use as I don't think there is currently anything else which
> provides this functionality. I don't have access to a publicly
> accessable ftp server. Can it be made part of NetBSD or else is there
> a "contrib" area it could go in?
> Ian