Is disk really bad if mkfs.ext4 -c -c reports errors?

Liam Proven lproven at
Wed Jan 11 15:41:07 UTC 2017

On 11 January 2017 at 12:47, Chris Green <cl at> wrote:
> Do the reported errors get remapped using the bad blocks
> list


> or are they errors which *can't* be remapped because the bad
> blocks list is full?


So when you see errors,the drive is already badly damaged and near to death.

>   Running SMART diagnostics tells me the disk
> drive has no errors.

SMART is helpful but not totally reliable.

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