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SubjectRe: Disk MTBF
On Thu, 13 May 1999, Mike Black wrote:

> We were having some discussions on disk MTBF and somebody suggested this:
>
> -- Have a daemon that refreshes every sector on a disk once per month
>
> This would re-write sectors so as to decrease the probability of a read
> error due to magnetic loss.
>
> Comments anybody? Is this feasible to do?

I seem to remember something on Solaris that would allow one to "refresh"
the filesystem but I have to go looking for it. WOuld be nice to do this
for Linux. WIll let you knwo when I sumble into it again.




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