On Sun, 3 Dec 2000, Conor Daly wrote:
> Happens with IDE drives also. That's why the list of bad blocks no longer
> appears on the drive case. Bad news though, since it's not easy to see if
> a drive is about to fail since you almost *never* get bad blocks on the
> drive or at least, the OS never sees them...
but SCSI drives make their internal bad block lists available via a
mode-page. in fact there are several available, the manufactured bad
block list, and the grown list (bad blocks since manufacture). by
examining the grown list you can tell whether it's going duff.
there's a tool called scsi-info which will report these lists and
more. (have a dig around sunsite.unc.edu).
Paul Jakma paul at clubi.iepaul at jakma.org
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