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[zfs-discuss] Re: ZFS on a damaged disk

Subject: [zfs-discuss] Re: ZFS on a damaged disk
From: Akhilesh Mritunjai
Date: Wed, 13 Dec 2006 03:01:20 PST
Ok now this takes the "Most egregiously creative misuse of ZFS" award :-)

I doubt ZFS can help if badblocks "didn't work". It would help to know what was 
the problem with it, but generally a destructive test reveals a lot.

OTOH, you can also do better by writing a small program which writes random 
data + its checksum (4K data fro /dev/urandom + md5) to the whole disk. A 
second program can read the chunks back and report locations where the data 
doesn't match the checksum.
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