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SubjectRe: 2.1.126: Possible bug in fschk/corrupted inode handling
On Mon, Nov 02, 1998 at 10:08:13AM -0800, Mr. James W. Laferriere wrote:
> Uhhh, Always remember low-level Verifies can/will/always
> wipe the data off the disk. So back up first ...

The SCSI VERIFY command does NOT harm any data, re-assigning defective
blocks CAN harm data on those blocks (unless the contents are corrupt
before, of course ;) - sformat (see SunSITE mirrors) can try to read
the data before reassigning the block.

Matthias Andree

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