Badblocks in reiserfs

Adrian Smarzewski adrians at
Tue Nov 26 13:37:51 PST 2002

On Tue, 26 Nov 2002 12:57:16 -0300
Esteban de Echevarría <kamael at> wrote:

> 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...

Try low-level format if you can (with bad-block detection). Maybe there are
only "virtual" bad blocks and there will disappear :) Or you can make
two partitions - one below the bad blocks and second after them.

> 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)

You can use it but don't keep important data on it!!!
Unsubscribe: send email to listar at
and put 'unsubscribe blfs-support' in the subject header of the message

More information about the blfs-support mailing list