Re: scsidisk I/O error: sector number display

Matthias Urlichs (
15 Jun 1997 10:10:50 +0200

"Leonard N. Zubkoff" <> writes:
> Mar 10 04:00:54 kernel: scsidisk I/O error: dev 08:02, sector 347470
> It's intended to be partition-relative, since the device that is reported is
> not the underlying disk drive. In this example, 08:02 == /dev/sda2, so it
> makes sense for it to be a relative sector. Partition-relative makes the most
> sense from the standpoint of someone who has to figure out which file system
> has been damaged by the error.
Absolute numbers make sense from the standpoint of someone who wants to map
out the bad sectors manually (with a SCSI tool), assuming that the disk
doesn't auto-remap bad sectors (which is a bad idea when reading).

Simple solution: Print both.

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