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Sync




/sink/ (Or "synch") 1. To synchronise, to bring into synchronisation.

2. <file system> To force ("flush") all pending buffered disk writes to the disk.

3. More generally, to force a number of competing processes or agents to a state that would be "safe" if the system were to crash, i.e. to checkpoint in the database sense.

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