Subject: Re: fd hard errors
To: Julio Merino <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Daniel Carosone <email@example.com>
Date: 12/02/2002 10:04:41
On Sun, Dec 01, 2002 at 11:56:25PM +0100, Julio Merino wrote:
> As I see it, a solution could be: "If a block fails with a hard error,
> remove all other pending blocks for the same drive from the queue
> because they will fail, almost always".
This might be true in the "no disk in drive" and "write protected"
cases. It won't be so for the case of a genuine bad block on the
I'd say your approach is good, if you can distinguish these cases.