Subject: Re: fsck hangs up on error (is it normal ?)
To: Daniel Carosone <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Daniel Carosone <email@example.com>
Date: 09/30/2004 07:52:59
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On Thu, Sep 30, 2004 at 07:11:13AM +1000, Daniel Carosone wrote:
> Try turning off the drive's write cache (dkctl wdN setcache r) and
> then overwriting the drive a few times.
> Assuming your problem is a matter of bad sectors that need to be
> remapped, and not something more severe, this may well help. I've
> observed enough drives remap sectors this way, that were not remapped
> otherwise, that I now assume drives don't remap properly without write
=2E.without write cache disabled. Sorry for the ambiguity.
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