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Re: [opensuse] test for hdd
  • From: Leendert Meyer <leen.meyer@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 13 Dec 2006 01:32:07 +0100
  • Message-id: <200612130132.07832.leen.meyer@xxxxxxx>
On Wednesday 13 December 2006 01:10, Carlos E. R. wrote:
> 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.

From the badblocks manual, right before the "Options" header:
--8<--
For this reason, it is strongly recommended that users not run
badblocks directly, but rather use the -c option of the e2fsck and
mke2fs programs.
--8<--

Cheers,

Leen
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