Subject: Re: Can't partition and format Sun3 disk
To: Brett Glass <>
From: Jason Thorpe <>
List: port-sun3
Date: 12/29/1995 22:59:57
On Fri, 29 Dec 95 22:37:40 PST 
 "Brett Glass" <> wrote:

 > The shoebox's cable doesn't even vaguely resemble a standard SCSI cable, so
 > I'd need to improvise some hardware. Also, Sun seems to keep a defect list
 > in the disk "label." An Adaptec on an IBM couldn't write that.

If it's the standard SCSI-2 to Really Bloody Huge SCSI cable, you can get 
that at Fry's here in the Bay Area, so I imagine it can be found 
elsewhere.  (Well, at least, that's the cable my ESDI shoebox uses...)

The Sun disklabel contains the defect list?  Maybe on Xylogics disks, but 
I wasn't aware it kept it there on SCSI disks.  That would be sort of 
anti-SCSI in spirit...But, I guess if the Emulex board doesn't store it, 
it's gonna be in the disklabel ... hmm, interesting thought...

(That has interesting implications if we were to ever implement block 
reassignment in the MI SCSI code...Leave it to Sun to be a pain in the 
a** :-)

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