please recommend a disk-exercising program?

Wojciech Puchar wojtek at
Sun Jun 7 15:27:09 UTC 2009

> :D
> okok, dd it is. I'll remove all data beforehand just in case. Thank
> you all for your replies.
> --

you may "cure" badblocks by

dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/disk bs=1m

(but cleaning all data)

Disk will try to remap badblocks then.

But remember that it only make it's life a bit longer. this disk will 
fail again.

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