SYNC(2) System Calls SYNC(2)

sync - update super block

#include <unistd.h>
void sync(void);

The sync() function writes all information in memory that should be on disk, including modified super blocks, modified inodes, and delayed block I/O.

Unlike fsync(3C), which completes the writing before it returns, sync() schedules but does not necessarily complete the writing before returning.

The sync() function should be used by applications that examine a file system, such as fsck(1M), and df(1M), and is mandatory before rebooting.

See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:

Interface Stability Standard

df(1M), fsck(1M), fsync(3C), attributes(5), standards(5)

July 5, 1990 OmniOS