Compact Flash, EXT3, and IDE - a bad idea?

Cam camilo at
Tue Apr 24 08:51:45 UTC 2007

Stephen / Brian

I use badblocks to check for unreadable sectors. I find that CF can gain 
corrupt sectors when power is lost suddenly. These can almost always be 
fixed by re-writing them. I use badblocks -w to do the re-writing.

Your message seems to imply a problem writing, badblocks -w would write 
several patterns to the device so would be a good 'stress test'


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