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SubjectRe: Disk MTBF
On Fri, 14 May 1999, Richard B. Johnson wrote:

> The major problem is finding out when you have reached the end of the
> partition or physical device. This is because any sector read errors
> (after near kernel panics) can result in the same indication to a
> program that a normal EOF would result in, i.e., the return value from
> the read is not the same as requested (normal last read), or -1 with
> errno set to something if you read beyond that.

I have a problem with this. What do you do in the event you get a read or
a write fault?

"For some of us, horror movies ARE comedies. Doctor Giggles comes to mind"
- Alex Buell, May 1999.

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