Subject: Reassigning defective blocks on direct SCSI devices
To: None <>
From: Andreas Kotes <>
List: port-pmax
Date: 08/29/1999 18:21:34

I wasn't able to reassign defective blocks via scsictl on NetBSD 1.4 ..
it's either not acting like manpage says, or I'm using the wrong device
(tried /dev/rz4 rz4c rrz4 rrz4c ..) ... doesn't compile
due to missing include files or me being stupid (hm. REASSIGN_BLOCKS isn't
defined anywhere, but quite vital) ..

So I end up with 4 questions:
 - is there a program that scans for bad blocks an remaps them?
 - how can I remap bad blocks if not by the methods I tried?
 - can't this be done automagically? :)
 - can I redirect the Media error message to anything else but
   the serial console? I'll loose console access to my system soon

Thanx for any hints ...


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