Re: ext2 errors

Frohwalt Egerer (
08 Jul 1997 21:11:17 +0200

tytso@MIT.EDU (Theodore Y. Ts'o) writes:

> If the errors show up randomly, it could be an issue with the interface;
> if they're consistant, the drive is toast.

Not always. I have seen an unterminated SCSI bus to produce consistent errors
on the same block number. Seemingly the block contained some quite 'reflection
inducing' bit pattern. Morale: Always double check on another computer, before
you scrap a 'defect' drive.


Frohwalt Egerer

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