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    SubjectRe: 2.4.19pre7aa1
    On Sat, 20 Apr 2002, Andrew Morton wrote:

    >[1] Can we please not that term? A "flush" is something which you
    > do to a "dunny" after taking a "crap". [2]
    >
    > Caches are either "written back" or are "invalidated". Nothing
    > else.

    I would agree with this: until a couple of years ago, I wasn't even aware that
    there were two options here: now I know, but I'm sure others don't.

    >[2] And a "sync" is something which you wash your hands in after the
    > "flush".

    Well, actually the thing you wash in is a "sink". The term "sync" comes from
    synchronise (or -ize in American).


    Ruth

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