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SubjectRe: Dying disk and filesystem choice.
monkeyiq wrote:
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> Hi,
> Could I please be CC'd replies.
>
> To keep it short and sweet, I have a 45Gb IBM drive that
> is slowly dying by getting more bad sectors. I have already
> returned my first one to get the current disk, so would like
> to use the current one for a while before returning it for
> another disk that will prolly just start dying again.
>
> I am using reiserfs at the moment, which doesn't really like
> to work on a dying drive. for example, doing a make fails to
> work even though it is *creating* files on the disk, it fails
> to do so because it hits new bad sectors and doesn't seem to
> remap them.
>
> I am wondering what advise on filesystem choice the list as
> and any other options I can use to get the kernel to remap
> bad blocks.
>
> Thanks.
>
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You can get the badblocks patch from Nikita and continue using reiserfs if you
want. ext2 will also work.

We haven't sent the badblocks patch to Linus solely because it is a feature not
a bugfix, and code-freeze is on.

Hans
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