Badblocks in reiserfs

Esteban de Echevarría kamael at
Tue Nov 26 07:57:16 PST 2002

On Tue, 26 Nov 2002 15:26:21 +0000
Adrian Smarzewski <adrians at> wrote:

> Don't use it any more. Put it in your trashcan now!
> or prepare your data for the Big-Bang ;)
> Reiserfs doesn't have badblock support, becouse harddisks
> made in new technology are not expected to have it :)

i don't think so... this hd is part of that 'new technology' (western
digital, 40gb) and it does have badblocks...however, these bad sectors
are from a year ago... and the disk is still running ok...the bad
sectors were made on windoze xp, there's a problem between acpi/apm and
the hd that sometimes make it shut it down when it doesn't have to do
that (never happened in linux), and that made bad sectors...

and 8 bad blocks with 4096b size each (32kb total) doesn't seem to be a
good reason to throw away this disk (apart from the fact that is the
only big disk i've)
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