Subject: "dkctl badsector ..." implemented.
To: None <>
From: Darren Reed <>
List: current-users
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.