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Details about package "disk-filltest"

Name: disk-filltest
Uploader: Sudip Mukherjee <sudipm.mukherjee@gmail.com> (Debian QA page)
Description: disk-filltest - Simple Tool to Detect Bad Disks by Filling with Random Data

Package versions

Version 0.8.1-1

Information

Version: 0.8.1-1
Uploaded: 2020-02-06 16:02
Source package: https://mentors.debian.net/debian/pool/main/d/disk-filltest/disk-filltest_0.8.1-1.dsc
Distribution: unstable
Section: utils
Priority: optional
Closes bugs: 949307

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Version 0.8.1-1

Information

Version: 0.8.1-1
Uploaded: 2020-01-20 22:13
Distribution: unstable
Section: utils
Priority: optional
Closes bugs: 949307

QA information

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  1. doesnt badblocks already can do that?
    Gürkan Myczko at 2020-02-05 19:08:08.184534
  2. I think there is a fundamental difference between this and badblocks. badblocks will work on a device/partition which is usually not mounted (unless you use -f) and also it recommended not to use it directly. Whereas disk-filltest works on a mounted device and writes to a folder. Most importantly 'badblocks' is a destructive test if you use '-w' but 'disk-filltest' will only write to the free space of the folder and so it is non-destructive and even a layman can use it.
    Sudip Mukherjee at 2020-02-05 19:40:23.038315
  3. It has got -n see https://manpages.debian.org/buster/e2fsprogs/badblocks.8.en.html
    Gürkan Myczko at 2020-02-05 20:01:46.291888
  4. Yes. It has and I just tried it. It can only be used by some privileged user and not by any user who is not having sudo permission. It gives me a big warning if I try to use -n on a mounted partition: "/dev/sda1 is mounted; it's not safe to run badblocks!"
    So, I am left with the option -f and any user after reading the man page about -f will not dare to use that.
    And, as I said before 'disk-filltest' can be done by any user, also on a mounted partition.
    Sudip Mukherjee at 2020-02-05 20:42:16.148452
  5. what does disk-filltest do on nfs or smb shares?
    
    you could maybe add a debian/watch file?
    d/control: Vcs fields should be on salsa.debian.org?
    you could create debian/docs with README inside
    
    running the software and aborting it, leaves random-* files as leftover,
    the .c program should handle such aborts or have an option to not clean up,
    but by default should, example of ctrl-c handling with bash:
    https://github.com/alexmyczko/autoexec.bat/blob/master/fsbench
    Perfect Gürkan Myczko at 2020-02-06 13:43:07.074038
  6. 1. I have planned d/watch file for the next upload. This needs to go via NEW queue and will need another upload for the source upload.
    
    2. Vcs in salsa? I am not sure if the Debian policy mentions that. I have other packages and also I have seen many other packages whose Vcs is not in salsa. But please correct me if I am wrong and I can change Vcs to salsa.
    
    3. README - Sorry, I missed it. :( Will repackage and upload tonight after I am back from $dayjob.
    
    4. Handling ctrl-c - Yes. I have seen that problem also and will raise it with upstream or alternatively I will make the change and forward to upstream and can update it in the next upload along with d/watch.
    Sudip Mukherjee at 2020-02-06 14:05:04.198167
  7. README has now been added.
    Sudip Mukherjee at 2020-02-06 16:03:56.018179