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Re: How long will this take?

Jude DaShiell (12020-06-09):
> High security operations do this routinely.  They properly don't trust
> parts are as labeled from manufacturers especially manufacturers that
> send any of their stuff or get any of their stuff from China.

There is no trust to have. The previous contents would be overwritten on
the first actual write of a file.

And if the filesystem reads a sector that has never been written, that's
a serious bug in the operating system.

> I'm thinking of the binary search method and am wondering if disk
> operations of all sorts could be speeded up using it rather than
> sequential searches.  Or is binary already used now?

To search what?


  Nicolas George

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