Subject: Re: two disks, two controlers, same bad block
To: der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 03/27/2006 20:49:34
On Mon, Mar 27, 2006 at 01:13:59PM -0500, der Mouse wrote:
> It might break a non-LBA48-capable disk that's exactly 128G long, but I
> am inclined to doubt any such exists.

The problem is not disk, it's 128GB LBA48-capable disk (or larger drives
clamped at 128GB) on non-LBA48-capable controller. You'll suddenly get a
unaccessible sector, at best (this could also hang the system, or worse,
corrupt data by reading/writing the wrong sector).

Manuel Bouyer <>
     NetBSD: 26 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference