[OpenAFS] Re: Should I replace a hard drive with known bad blocks?

Joe Buehler jbuehler@spirentcom.com
Mon, 11 Sep 2006 09:31:26 -0400

Kevin wrote:

> I realize that various filesystem tools (ext2, ext3, etc.) have utilities to
> map bad blocks and avoid having the system use them, but is it a good rule
> of thumb that a HDD with bad blocks is failing?  ie, that finding bad blocks
> is an indicator that the HDD will soon fail catastrophically?

Look at the SMART data if you can access it.
Joe Buehler