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Re: sector sparing and recovery - should I ITP?

On Wed, Oct 03, 2001 at 03:49:53AM +0200, Russell Coker wrote:
> When an IDE or SCSI disk has bad sectors then you can recover data
> by repeatedly reading it and then writing it back once it's
> successfully read, when written back it'll end up on a good part of
> the disk.

It does? Nice, I didn't know that!

> I've written a program to do this and used it to recover data from a
> hard drive (a drive that's still in service today).
> Should I package this? A program like this if used by a clueless
> user can really kill data

So can "rm"...
It sounds like a useful tool - go ahead and ITP!



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