synchronize disk block in-core status
with that on disk
function forces a write of dirty (modified) buffers in the block buffer
cache out to disk. The kernel keeps this information in core to reduce the
number of disk I/O transfers required by the system. As information in the
cache is lost after a system crash, a
sync() call is
issued frequently by the in-kernel process update (about every 30
The function fsync(2) may be used to synchronize individual file descriptor attributes.
sync() function conforms to
IEEE Std 1003.1-2008 (“POSIX.1”).
sync() function appeared in
Version 2 AT&T UNIX.
sync() may return before the buffers are