Share your knowledge at the LQ Wiki.
Go Back > Forums > Non-*NIX Forums > Programming
User Name
Programming This forum is for all programming questions.
The question does not have to be directly related to Linux and any language is fair game.


  Search this Thread
Old 05-22-2006, 04:15 AM   #1
Registered: Sep 2004
Location: Hyderabad.
Posts: 83

Rep: Reputation: 15
Question regarding bad blocks in extended file system

Right now i am looking at ext2 file system module. I am not able to understand how file system decides whether a block is bad or not..? I mean can any body tell "How a file system decides whether a block is a bad or not, on what basis?". Thanks in advance.

Old 06-13-2006, 01:38 PM   #2
Registered: Jun 2006
Distribution: FC5, FC3, RHEL 3, Debian 3.1, Debian 3.0
Posts: 56

Rep: Reputation: 15
Hi rajesh_b,
A brief definition of bad blocks can be found on the website

Also The Linux System Administrator's Guide: Version 0.7 in also has some amount of information on bad blocks in Chapter 6 which is in

Do a Google search and I am sure you will find more sites detailing on this topic.

With Regards,

Last edited by Theorist; 06-13-2006 at 02:08 PM.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
bad blocks bong.mau Linux - General 1 11-16-2005 03:17 PM
extended file system question veritas Linux - General 7 09-04-2004 09:01 PM
RedHat 9 with Bad blocks? chrismc2 Red Hat 3 01-22-2004 08:48 AM
e2fsck and bad blocks MunterMan Linux - Software 0 11-23-2003 10:58 AM
Bad Blocks - RedHat 9 salvatore Linux - Hardware 5 10-22-2003 09:29 AM > Forums > Non-*NIX Forums > Programming

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:15 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration