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Re: [Bug-ddrescue] Rescued: 0 , what next?

From: Antonio Diaz Diaz
Subject: Re: [Bug-ddrescue] Rescued: 0 , what next?
Date: Thu, 15 Sep 2016 18:11:54 +0200
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David Balažic wrote:
OK, I patched the kernel to not read the partition tables on connect,
but there is something still doing IO to the last sector of the drive.
And it fails with error as before and the drive is unreadable again.

Any idea what next?

It should not happen, but may be that the kernel reads the last sector when ddrescue seeks to the end of the device? See main.cc line 418:

  long long isize = lseek( ides, 0, SEEK_END );

Hope this helps,

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