Subject: "dkctl badsector ..." implemented.
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Darren Reed <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 04/16/2003 04:39:51
For people with wd* drives, I've added a primitive method of managing
bad sectors in the kernel that are `discovered' with read errors. It
isn't a means to map sectors out from use, but it does mean your pc
doesn't hang for 12 seconds or so after it encounters the error the
first time (which is a BIG win.) Whilst there is provision to examine
and flush the list, there is no entry point to add to the list (this
is by design) from a user.
The man page for dkctl(8) has been appropriately updated.