Hello GrandpaHomer, thanks for the valuable feedback. My comments are below:Sponsored Links
Initially I would like to have the regular scan mode (so if you don't mention anything, it will take all 0s).
Good idea! I have been thinking about that one too. There is a 0.4 version I haven't released yet, so I will put this into that before the release probably.
I thought of a "same line progress counter", but the display is not very nice when I put a "\r" at the end of the displayed line. I will think of something else. If you have some ideas on the coding side, I am open to them :-)
I always thought of having thousands separator for the numbers. Let me try to figure it out!
I always wipe the hdd with zeros first, and THEN format the hdd with the PS3. This way I always know where the PS3 is modifying the data. To zero the hdd, you can use the following code:
Allright kids, maybe we are onto something here. I have been formatting my poor hdds with all sorts of filesystems lately and taking images of them to compare against the PS3 FS.Code:dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/<your_hdd_device> obs=1M
Well, it seems like the layout "resembles" ReiserFS. Just to show some samples here:
PS3 HDD Layout:
ReiserFS HDD Layout:Code:Start End Length 0x0B7CD000 0x0B7CDFFF 0x10000 0x16F85000 0x16F85FFF 0x10000
These sections are from the first occurance of a repeating section. Notice that the 0x10000 length sections start at the EXACT same address on a 60GB hdd.Code:Start End Length 0x0B7CD000 0x0B7CDFFF 0x10000 0x10007E00 0x10007E0F 0x00010 0x16F85000 0x16F85FFF 0x10000 0x18007E00 0x18007E0F 0x00010
Interesting thing, too, is how ReiserFS's 0x00010 section is absent in the PS3 layout. Maybe it is consolidated to the beginning of the hdd. Who knows?
The next step is to copy the same file to both PS3 and the ReiserFS formatted hdd and see where the changes are.
Keep checking back in kids...