The sync() function shall cause all information in memory that
updates file systems to be scheduled for writing out to
all file systems.
The writing, although scheduled, is not necessarily complete upon
return from sync().
The sync() function shall not return a value.
No errors are defined.
The following sections are informative.
fsync() , the Base Definitions volume of IEEE Std 1003.1-2001,
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