Ed Carp <firstname.lastname@example.org> said:
> It must be nice to live in such a perfect world where one can replace disks
> instantly at the first sign of a problem. Why have such badblock code in the
> kernel in the first place -- just insist that all your users have error-free
> But out here in the real world we don't have such a luxury. It could be days
> before a drive can get replaced. In the meantime, we have to make do.
In my experience, once a drive starts showing errors you don't have
days. You have a few hours of working time left, if you are lucky a
day. Then the drive (and the data on it) is gone for good. Given that,
what they are saying (if harsh) is more than reasonable.
-- Dr. Horst H. von Brand mailto:email@example.com Departamento de Informatica Fono: +56 32 654431 Universidad Tecnica Federico Santa Maria +56 32 654239 Casilla 110-V, Valparaiso, Chile Fax: +56 32 797513
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