badblocks output format question

Theodore Tso tytso at
Tue Sep 23 05:07:30 UTC 2008

On Mon, Sep 22, 2008 at 10:01:37AM +0200, 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.

You're drive is fine.  This was a bug in the badblocks program which
was introduced in e2fsprogs 1.41.1.  This caused the percentage and
elapsed time to be incorrectly displayed when the badblocks options -w
and -s were given.

Thanks for mentioning it.  I'll fix it for the next release.

       	   	      	   	       	       - Ted

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