Input/output error

Paul Civati paul at
Sun Nov 24 23:00:32 GMT 2002

Jeff LaCoursiere <jeff at> wrote:

> I am pretty certain that bad block mapping is handled by the controller in
> the disk casing (whereas with SCSI it is up to the OS/SCSI controller, and
> the controller in the case is basically stupid).

Having dug out the disk in question.. 560MB Samsung manufactured in '95,
so old'ish.   Maybe it did have bad block mapping but ran out..

ISTR looking at bad144 information at the time, there seemed to be a few
references to it lurking in some man pages. ;)


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