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    SubjectRe: Blockbusting news, this is important (Re: Why are bad disk sectors numbered strangely, and what happens to them?)
    On Fri, Oct 17, 2003 at 08:11:42PM +0900, Norman Diamond wrote:
    > Russell King replied to me:
    > > > When a drive tries to read a block, if it detects errors, it retries up
    > > > to 255 times. If a retry succeeds then the block gets reallocated. IF
    > > > 255 RETRIES FAIL THEN THE BLOCK DOES NOT GET REALLOCATED.
    > >
    > > This is perfectly reasonable. If the drive can't recover your old data
    > > to reallocate it to a new block, then leaving the error present until you
    > > write new data to that bad block is the correct thing to do.

    Why the F**K are you replying to me publically when I sent my reply in
    private?

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    Russell King
    Linux kernel 2.6 ARM Linux - http://www.arm.linux.org.uk/
    maintainer of: 2.6 PCMCIA - http://pcmcia.arm.linux.org.uk/
    2.6 Serial core
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