SYNC(2)             UNIX Programmer's Manual		  SYNC(2)


NAME
     sync - update super-block

SYNOPSIS
     sync()

DESCRIPTION
     Sync causes all information in core memory that should be on
     disk to be written out.  This includes modified super
     blocks, modified i-nodes, and delayed block I/O.

     Sync should be used by programs that examine a file system,
     for example fsck, df, etc.  Sync is mandatory before a boot.

SEE ALSO
     fsync(2), sync(8), update(8)

BUGS
     The writing, although scheduled, is not necessarily complete
     upon return from sync.


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