Subject: Re: Superblock backups
To: Jonathan Stone <jonathan@DSG.Stanford.EDU>
From: Gandhi woulda smacked you <>
List: current-users
Date: 08/14/1999 19:23:09
On Sat, 14 Aug 1999, Jonathan Stone wrote:

# Odd; it works fine for many people.  Of course, like FFS, it predates
# ZBR; the backup-superblock placement algorithm assumes fixed geometry
# and spirals into the pack.  Back hten you taped the console output
# (hardcopy) of the newfs output to the disk pack, right beside the
# manufactuer's bad-block list.

...and then they invented 'mkfs -N'.

I cannot possibly expound upon all the experiences I've needed a backup
superblock, and #32 was not an option.

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