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Re: How long will this take?

To search disk drives.
On Tue, 9 Jun 2020, Nicolas George wrote:

> Date: Tue, 9 Jun 2020 14:27:46
> From: Nicolas George <george@nsup.org>
> Reply-To: debian-user@lists.debian.org
> To: Jude DaShiell <jdashiel@panix.com>
> Cc: l0f4r0@tuta.io, Debian User <debian-user@lists.debian.org>
> Subject: 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?
> Regards,


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