Subject: Re: two disks, two controlers, same bad block
To: None <>
From: George Georgalis <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 03/27/2006 13:22:03
On Mon, Mar 27, 2006 at 10:05:19AM +0200, Manuel Bouyer wrote:
>Seagate gets it wrong. 268435455 is 0xfffffff, a valid sector number
>for LBA but which is not handled properly by seagate firmwares.
>The workaround is to use LBA48 for this sector number.

humm, well I seem to recall dd testing /dev/zero to an entire
500Gb drive without error, sometime this weekend -- on 3.0
GENERIC, should I confirm?

// George

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