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Re: [opensuse] test for hdd
  • From: "Carlos E. R." <robin.listas@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 13 Dec 2006 01:10:35 +0100 (CET)
  • Message-id: <Pine.LNX.4.64.0612130103530.27330@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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The Tuesday 2006-12-12 at 19:41 +0100, jdd wrote:

> > There is a utility called "badblocks". See it's manpage for usage. It lives
> > in /sbin/ (of course), and is probably already installed.
>
> this is already used by fsck.

I don't think so. It is run when the filesystem is created by mkfs, but
not by fsck, afaik.

> smartcltrl works and passes good

Yes, but not "-a", that doesn't really "test". Run "smartctl --test=short
/dev/hda", and see the result after the specified time with "smartctl
- --log=selftest /dev/hda". If it passes, use "--test=long", and wait. You
can keep using the system while it runs, but it may take an hour or two.

In the case of seagate, those two tests are basically the same as their
verification disquete does.

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Cheers,
Carlos E. R.

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