Subject: Re: two disks, two controlers, same bad block
To: Manuel Bouyer <>
From: Charles M. Hannum <mycroft@MIT.EDU>
List: tech-kern
Date: 03/27/2006 14:04:06
On Mon, Mar 27, 2006 at 08:49:34PM +0200, Manuel Bouyer wrote:
> 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).

I know you're not stupid enough to not see a dozen trivial ways to deal
with that and still eliminate the damned "quirk" table bogosity, so just
do it.  Sheesh.