Subject: Re: Superblock backups
To: None <>
From: Christoph Badura <>
List: current-users
Date: 08/14/1999 22:13:01 (Ignatios Souvatzis) writes:
>Actually, as each of them is at the start of a cylinder group,

Actually they are not at the start of a cylinder group.  This was done
so that you could get a super block backups after a head crash.
>you can 
>resurrect at least part of your data even if the original superblock and
>all but one of the cylinder groups are damaged.

I've found that to not work too well in practice.

Christoph Badura

	Anything that can be done in O(N) can be done in O(N^2).
	-- Ralf Schuettau (after looking at a particular piece of code)