Subject: Re: weird messages from "dd if=rwd0d"
To: Manuel Bouyer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: John F. Woods <email@example.com>
Date: 05/05/1999 07:02:41
> One possible thing would be to check the transfer against the disklabel
> even for the raw device, but this changes the semantic of the raw device.
Is the disk capacity reported by (some?) IDE drives reliable? If so, it
would be perfectly reasonable to check the transfer against that. (On the
other hand, I've used the words "IDE" and "reliable" in the same sentence,
which is generally a grievous error...)