cleaning rawdisk overview buffers?

Russ Allbery rra at
Sat Oct 23 19:36:47 UTC 1999

Paul Theodoropoulos <paul at> writes:

> I need to recreate my rawdisk overview buffers from scratch, due to the
> changes to the storage format recently. is there a preferred/fast way to
> do this with rawdisk? i'm running solaris 7. the man page for
> buffindexed.conf doesn't state a specific method for clearing them.

Looks like they work the same as CNFS buffers, which means that all you
have to do is blow away the magic cookie at the beginning and the code
will reinitialize them.  So dd'ing /dev/zero to the first 1k of the buffer
should do it.

Russ Allbery (rra at         <URL:>

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