[TUHS] mkfs somewhere else?

Dave Horsfall dave at horsfall.org
Sun Feb 8 16:36:08 AEST 2015

On Sun, 8 Feb 2015, Jacob Ritorto wrote:

> However, when I try to mkfs, I can see the heads trying to write on the 
> headcrashed part of the disk.  (Nice having those plexiglass covers!)
> Is there a way to tell mkfs (or perhaps some other program) to not try 
> to write on the damaged cylinders?

Modify the driver itself?

I also wrote a paper on a "bad block" system, where something like inum 
"-1" contained the list of bad sectors, but never saw it through.

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