Re: Linux kernel - Libata bad block error handling to user mode program
From: Mark Lord
Date: Thu Mar 04 2010 - 12:50:04 EST
On 03/04/10 10:33, foo saa wrote:
hdparm is good, but I don't want to use the internal ATA SECURE ERASE..
because I can never get the amount of bad sectors the drive had.
Oh.. but isn't that information in the S.M.A.R.T. data ??
You'll not find the bad sectors by writing -- a true WRITE nearly never
reports a media error. Instead, the drive simply remaps to a good sector
on the fly and returns success.
Generally, only READs report media errors.
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