Badblocks in reiserfs

Damien Dye damiendye at tiscali.co.uk
Sat Nov 30 19:09:44 PST 2002


----- Original Message -----
From: "Eric Dillenseger" <eric at naxalite.homelinux.org>
To: <blfs-support at linuxfromscratch.org>
Sent: Tuesday, November 26, 2002 10:36 PM
Subject: Re: Badblocks in reiserfs


> On Tue, 26 Nov 2002 21:37:51 +0000, Adrian Smarzewski wrote
> > On Tue, 26 Nov 2002 12:57:16 -0300
> > Esteban de Echevarría <kamael at ciudad.com.ar> wrote:
> >
> > > On Tue, 26 Nov 2002 15:26:21 +0000
> > > Adrian Smarzewski <adrians at aska.com.pl> 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!
>
> While talking about hard drives, I don't know if I'm really unlucky or
> what, but I've bought an IBM 40Go IDE 3 months ago and after a week it
> crashed badly while doing a 'hdparm -T /dev/hda' (I didn't change
> anything in it's config). Whole system freezed. I returned it and
> decided to put it in a windows box with the same mobo chipset. Died too.
> The last I had is still working but from times to times, it
> makes this noise too(kind of growing acute noise) so I let windows on it
> (no sensible data).
> Did anyone experienced this with IBM IDE drives?

are you using round IDE cables ?
cos they cause more problems than there worth.
use flat cables. see if it stops!

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