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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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