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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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