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Re: [opensuse] Does openSuSE Ever run fsck on disks in dmraid array with nvidia controller?
  • From: Per Jessen <per@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 24 Jan 2010 15:02:09 +0100
  • Message-id: <hjhjt2$21h$1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Carlos E. R. wrote:

On Sunday, 2010-01-24 at 10:01 +0100, Per Jessen wrote:

Carlos E. R. wrote:

Whoa! Hold on.

The posibility of using fsck to mark badblocks is _NOT_ used on
contemporary hard disks.

Yep. You have to go pretty far back for that to be a realistic
option. Pre-IDE days, I would say.

Maybe not so far back. Only since SMART appeared, and did remapping in
hardware.

IDE (PATA) drives have always done remapping of bad blocks themselves.
SMART is just the monitoring part of that.

Remember that the msdos FAT checkdisk utility did this remapping, on
the filesystem, by default, since day one: it was an absolute
necessity for floppies, and even hard disks. The first hard
disk I owned (32MB) came with a label listing bad blocks.

Presumably, none of those were IDE/ATA drives?


/Per

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Per Jessen, Zürich (-0.8°C)

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