badblocks output format question

Jelle de Jong jelledejong at
Mon Sep 22 20:55:36 UTC 2008

Jelle de Jong wrote:
> Hello List,
> I was testing a harddisk with badblocks, but i cant find what the exact
> output means. I have attached my logfile. Is the drive bad or ok :-p.
> Reading and comparing: 1556108 done, 339455:18:25 elapsed
> 3656908 done, 339455:20:00 elapsed
> 10566092done, 339455:25:11 elapsed
> Package: e2fsprogs
> Architecture: i386
> Version: 1.41.1-3
> Best regards,
> Jelle

Seems the log I sent is of a broken device, i ran badblocks on an other
disk and there were no sector in the output. However the time indicator
is a bid awkward (339455:20:00 elapsed) seems to my like a integer
overflow or initialization bug.

Best regards,


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