fsck with freebsd-6.1

Lowell Gilbert freebsd-questions-local at be-well.ilk.org
Mon Oct 30 19:11:37 UTC 2006

John <lists at reiteration.net> writes:

> Looking at the man page for fsck, I couldn't find an option to 
> tell fsck when it finds an unreadable sector, to mark it as bad so
> it doesn't get written to another time. If fsck can't do it, is there a
> program in the system or in ports that can?

There are still some utilities in the system for that sort of thing,
but they are pretty much historical oddities for most people; modern
drives do remapping automatically, (generally) invisible to the user.

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