Subject: Re: RaidFrame Raid5 question
To: sp4rc <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Greg Oster <email@example.com>
Date: 08/29/2005 09:04:10
> so one can assume the harddisk is damaged, but if i disklabel sd6 and
> set the a partition to fstype 4.2BSD and then create a newfs (newfs -O 1
> /dev/sd6a) on it, a fsck -fy /dev/sd6a doesn't show up any kind of
> error. So what's going on here ?!
newfs doesn't touch all the blocks on a disk. And in your case, it's
not touching the part of the disk that's having problems.
Try something like this:
dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/rsd6a bs=1m seek=1
to do the testing. It should generate the same error that you saw
with 'raidctl -v -i'.