write-back


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Related to write-back: write-through cache, Cache hit

write-back

(memory management)
A cache architecture in which data is only written to main memory when it is forced out of the cache.

Opposite of write-through. See also no-write allocation.
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Data written to a write-back cache is vulnerable until it is made permanent on disk, which is done later as a background task when spare cycles are available.