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SubjectRe: document ext3 requirements
Theodore Tso <> writes:

> On Tue, Jan 06, 2009 at 11:41:46AM +0100, Matthias Andree wrote:
>> > Rob> Good to know, but "my laptop hard drive just died" is not the
>> > Rob> optimal time to learn these sorts of things.
>> >
>> >
>> While nice, it does not reconfigure the block layer to reduce retries;
>> at least not in a manner I see at a glance; no sysctl or SG_IO or ioctl
>> or fcntl anywhere.
> Well, Kurt Garloff wrote that program years and years ago. I'm sure
> if someone created patches he'd probably accept them, though. It's
> still the best program I've found for doing image backups in
> catastrophic situations.

Better would be just to incorporate the functionality as an option
into standard GNU dd. Then everyone would easily have access to it.



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