Subject: Re: Bad sectors vs RAIDframe
To: Stephen Borrill <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 06/08/2005 20:17:43
On Wed, Jun 08, 2005 at 05:40:57PM +0100, Stephen Borrill wrote:
> My understanding is:
> With 1.6.2, a read error causes component failure. As the read is not 
> retried a successfully ECC corrected sector will not be spotted. If you 

No, for IDE drives, in both 1.6.2 and 2.0 (and current), a command is retried
5 times. But for IDE, a successfully ECC corrected sector will appears
as "no error" to the IDE controller, because the set of errors the IDE
interface allows to report is very limited.

Manuel Bouyer <>
     NetBSD: 26 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference