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SubjectRe: Journaling pointless with today's hard disks?

> > Assuming the drive's inherent bad-block detection mechanisms don't find it
> > and remap it on a read first, rapidly consuming the spare block reserve. But
> > that's a firmware problem...
> Drives should never reassign blocks on read operations, because they'd
> take away the chance to try to read that block for say four hours.

Why not? If drive gets ECC-correctable read error, it seems to me like
good time to reassign.
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