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[Bug-ddrescue] GNU ddrescue 1.19-pre1 released

From: Antonio Diaz Diaz
Subject: [Bug-ddrescue] GNU ddrescue 1.19-pre1 released
Date: Sat, 28 Jun 2014 13:45:25 +0200
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GNU ddrescue 1.19-pre1 is ready for testing here

The sha1sum is:
915e8afd06715a86e1c87443c6f03c57789adf42  ddrescue-1.19-pre1.tar.lz

Please, test it and report any bugs you find.

GNU ddrescue is a data recovery tool. It copies data from one file or block device (hard disc, cdrom, etc) to another, trying to rescue the good parts first in case of read errors.

GNU Ddrescuelog is a tool that manipulates ddrescue logfiles, shows logfile contents, converts logfiles to/from other formats, compares logfiles, tests rescue status, and can delete a logfile if the rescue is done.

The homepage is at http://www.gnu.org/software/ddrescue/ddrescue.html

Changes in this version:

  * A race condition at start of run with "--timeout=0" has been fixed.

  * Trimming is now done in one pass.

* Splitting is now done in several passes, minimizing head movement. The largest blocks are split first. Then each pass splits all blocks larger than half the size of the blocks split in the previous pass. When the size of all remaining non-split blocks drops to less than 14 sectors, they are read sequentially. Seek direction is reversed between passes, so that the heads never need to cross the whole disc just to begin another pass.

* The license has been changed to GPL version 2 or later. (See http://lists.nongnu.org/archive/html/lzip-bug/2014-06/msg00000.html)

Antonio Diaz, GNU ddrescue author and maintainer.

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