Subject: Re: /rescue, crunchgen'ed?
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From: Lennart Augustsson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 08/30/2002 13:58:54
> Something I wondered and now I'm going to ask:
> If, as it seems, for some perople the fact that a crunchgen'd binary
> is less safe because it can be damaged by bad sectors, and you really
> don't know if it has until it is time to use that.
> What I suggest is a script executed (say) weekly like `cat
> /rescue/the_big_file >/dev/null 2> /dev/null || echo "It has bad
That doesn't really help. I had a disk crash recently that consisted of
a few scattered
sectors on the disk suddenly being unreadable. Before this point in
was fine, but suddenly... BOOM. And after that, you had to be very
executables you tried to run. A crunchgened /rescue would probably have
that I was hosed at that point. But if you have an old machine you
a floppy to boot from at that point.