[svlug] Mapping out bad sectors using badblocks (was: Files That Will Not Delete)

Rick Moen rick at svlug.org
Sun Nov 2 08:36:47 PST 2014

Scott wrote:

> Are you joking about the 3-4 _DAYS_?

Nope, and I _think_ that's about in the target zone.  However, restart with
the -s option and you'll know for sure.

Check the manpage carefully, as it's possible that using -o option causes
badblocks to -only- output the list, i.e., provide information only.  I do
know that outputting that list to file and then feeding that list to mkfs
ensures uses of the information.

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