David A. Harding on 21 May 2009 01:53:43 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] Fixing smartd "Offline uncorrectable sectors" *

On Thu, May 21, 2009 at 01:20:37AM -0400, JP Vossen wrote:
> 	# dd if=/dev/zero of=/boot/zero; rm -f /boot/zero

That's really nifty, but doesn't badblocks do the same thing, with
better reporting, and while non-destructively testing used space also?

I'm not criticizing, I'm just curious why you chose dd over badblocks.


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