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

Colin Law clanlaw at gmail.com
Wed Jan 11 21:48:41 UTC 2017


On 11 January 2017 at 21:36, W Scott Lockwood III <vladinator at gmail.com> wrote:
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> On Wed, Jan 11, 2017 at 3:10 PM, Karl Auer <kauer at biplane.com.au> wrote:
>>
>> Your time is almost certainly worth more per MINUTE than the drive is
>> worth per gigabyte.
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>
> This may be the single best piece of advice I have ever seen on this list.
> As a Sr Admin for a financial news outlet, with over 500 machines I am
> responsible for the care and feeding of, I agree whole heartedly.
>
> In the end, servers and workstations are CATTLE, not PETS. If one gets sick,
> you take it out back and SHOOT IT, and get a new one. Period.

In the commercial world yes, but not necessarily in the world
inhabited by the retired and hobbyists.

Colin

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