Subject: Re: bad144
To: Anders Magnusson <email@example.com>
From: Johnny Billquist <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 03/20/2002 23:11:54
On Wed, 20 Mar 2002, Anders Magnusson wrote:
> > On Wed, 20 Mar 2002, Anders Magnusson wrote:
> > > > Does someone else but me find it funny but silly that bad144 isn't built
> > > > on the VAX, but is built on alpha and i386?
> > > >
> > > Not really :-) The hp drivers do not support bad144 bad block forwarding
> > > but the x86 st506 wd driver (is supposed to) do.
> > Yikes. That means we need error-free media...
> Do you have many RP06 in use? :-)
No. They are all in storage right now. :-)
> Note that bad144 is only used on Massbus disks, nothing else uses it. MSCP
> disks have their own bad block replacement strategy.
Ummm. How about RL01/RL02? RK06/07?
They also have bad block lists on the last track...
(As it happens, Unix also seem to have misunderstood DEC STD 144. There
can actually be two bad block lists on the devices...)
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