[PARPORT] SparQ (epat) with bad blocks.

Troy Ablan (chaser@shore.net)
Sat, 26 Dec 1998 13:21:01 -0500 (EST)


I've watched this list for a while and haven't seen the issue of bad
blocks brought up, and was wondering if others have had the same issues.

Whenever the drive encounters a read error (short read), all further drive
activity fails and I get a slew of these on the screen and in

kernel: end_request: I/O error, dev 2d:01, sector 566717
kernel: pda: do_pd_read: status = 0x4051 = ERR SEEK READY UNC
last message repeated 5 times

I issue the following and it returns to normal:

umount /mnt/sparq ; rmmod pd ; insmod pd ; mount /dev/pda1 /mnt/sparq

I've resorted to formatting these in FAT and using scandisk to find and
mark the bad blocks.

Anyone have any suggestions or information about this?


Troy Ablan
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