Unusual Question

Polytropon freebsd at edvax.de
Mon Jul 10 17:39:31 UTC 2017

On Mon, 10 Jul 2017 17:36:19 +0200, Matthias Apitz wrote:
> The OP should just compile an own version of dd(1) which punches lets say 
> every thousand blocks the current block number to see how far (or better 
> how less) it will walk through before the kernel halts/crashes.

To extend this idea:

I'd add a few continuous diagnostic messages (comparable to
the ^T status display), so when the SSH connection finally
drops, it's possible to see how far the dd process went. :-)

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