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Improved behavior of IBM i when bad sectors of external storage occur
There was an incident that bad blocks on an external storage connected to an IBM i partition resulted in recursive SRC A6xx0266 for hours and performance of the IBM i partition significantly slowed down. It was hard for the customer to determine what was happening and what to do to recover from this situation. In order to shorten the time for the problem determination and the system recovery, we request the following enhancements of error handling when reads do not complete due to bad blocks on pages (sectors) of an external storage.
- SRC A6xx0266 should not be repeatedly logged for hours. Instead, we expect IBM i to stop reading and return with appropriate failure or alert messages for easier PD from customers' point of view for bad blocks on an external storage - For example, we expect IBM i to return with Page-read-error instead of recursive SRC A6xx0266 for bad blocks on an external storage
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