[Beowulf] Big storage

Geoff Galitz geoff at galitz.org
Mon Aug 27 18:47:47 EDT 2007



I was under the impression that all modern disk adapters/controllers
handle bad sectors at the hardware layer transparently.   If you are
actually seeing bad sector and bad block errors then the disk is already
repair.  Is this not the case?

-geoff





>
> I think there several important points here.
>
> 1. The sectors on disk need to be scanned continually to find bad
> sectors (to have them remapped and have the data on the sectors
> rebuilt).
>



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