I posted about this to -stable this morning, but now it's a hardware question
I think :).
I've got an IBM DCAS 3216W (2G UW drive) as my root disk, sd0. After a power
failure, /var/news/history.pag contained a non-recoverable bad block -- the
kernel would try four or five times to access it, and then would fail,
resulting in an I/O failure. This persisted after a reboot.
After I found the file with the bad block, I removed it, and recreated it;
this went well, and, so far, the system has continued to function.
My question is: will the disk now ignore this bad block? Normally, I'd
assume it would (it being an intelligent, scsi disk with Read-Write Error
Recovery enabled), but, well, it didn't before :(.
I'm currently planning on getting a new disk today, but I'd prefer not to if
possible, obviously :).
Anyone know for sure?
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