radisk - Digital Storage Architecture (DSA) disk maintenance program
/sbin/radisk -c LBN length special
/sbin/radisk -e special
/sbin/radisk -n special
/sbin/radisk -r LBN special
/sbin/radisk -s LBN length special
The following options can be used with radisk:
-c Clears a forced error indicator on the range of specified LBNs. The
forced error condition indicates that the data in the disk block is
bad. The disk block is good, but the data can not be read without get-
ting an error detection code (EDC) error. This option causes the
forced error condition to be removed. After the forced error indicator
is cleared, the EDC error is not reported nor will the data be marked
as bad. The data should be restored either by manual methods or with
the restore command. The radisk command affects the integrity of the
data on a disk and should be followed by a file system restore if data
-e Sets the exclusive access attribute associated with the specified disk.
This attribute is provided by multihost controllers to restrict access
to a disk to one host. The radisk command returns a failure status if
the disk is already exclusively associated with another host or the
underlying controller does not provide multihost support. If the com-
mand is issued to a disk that is currently mounted and the command
fails, the disk is no longer on line to this host. For this reason the
-e option should not be issued to a disk that is mounted.
-n Clears the exclusive access attribute associated with the specified
disk. If the controller provides multihost support and the exclusive
access attribute is not set for a particular disk, it would be possible
for the disk to be accessed by more than one host. The radisk command
returns a failure status if the disk is not currently and exclusively
associated with this host or the underlying controller does not provide
-r Replaces a block on the disk specified by LBN. See RESTRICTIONS.
-s Starts a scan for bad blocks on the specified area on a disk. Bad
blocks are disk blocks that have data transfer errors to the extent
that they cannot be relied on. When a bad block is found, it is
replaced and the bad block's LBN is reported. The LBN specified with
the -s option can be 0 to indicate the first block in the specified
partition. If 0 is specified, however, the program starts searching
from the first block of the partition. The -s option accepts any valid
partition on the disk. This allows any partition to be scanned without
scanning the entire disk and ensures that the specified partition is
free of bad blocks. As an example, /dev/rdisk/dsk0h indicates the h
partition of the boot disk, 0.
The radisk Digital Storage Architecture (DSA) disk maintenance program
allows you to maintain DSA disk devices. The radisk command must be used on
unmounted disk partitions to ensure correct results.
The LBN is a decimal number that represents the logical block number as
reported in the errorlog file. The LBN is the actual disk block number
starting from the beginning of the disk.
The length is a decimal number that indicates how many (512 byte) blocks to
process. The length specified can be -1 to indicate the last block of the
The special file specified is used with -c, -e, -n, and -r options and
indicates an unmounted c partition of a character device special file.
You must be in single-user mode when using the -c, -r, and -s options of
the radisk program. If you are in multiuser mode, radisk hangs the system
and cannot be killed. If this happens, you must reboot.
The -r option is supported only with those DSA disks which use host-
initiated dynamic bad block replacement.
The -e and -n options are only supported on controllers that provide
multi-host support. These options are only supported on HSC Version 5.00 or
The radisk program generates messages when the user is not privileged, when
the LBN is not in the specified partition, and when the length exceeds the
size of the partition.
Commands: disklabel(8), mount(8), restore(8)