There is a utility called badblocks that you may want to run on the device. It is part of the e2fsprogs package. Although I guess you are talking about reiser here...
I had a bad experience with ReiserFS as well, but it turned out to be not as bad as I first thought. The system was replicated anyway, so there was no loss of data, but when I ran reiserfsck, it took a long long time to complete, but the data came back. Previously, the filesystem wouldn't even mount.
On Mon, Jul 09, 2001 at 09:21:56PM +0100, Paul Kelly wrote:
> Paul Askins wrote:
>> > I dropped to single user at the weekend to do a reiserfsck.
>>> I've had some recent and deeply unhappy experiences with reiserfsck. It
> did far, far more damage than good. Practically every file on the
> partition came back with an md5sum error on an rpm --verify. I won't be
> using reiserfs again for a long while. ext3 maybe. XFS a possibility too.
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