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quieten, hush, quiet, quiesce, quiet down, pipe down(verb)
become quiet or quieter
"The audience fell silent when the speaker entered"
Become quiet or quieter.
To make temporarily inactive or disabled.
to be silent, as a letter; to have no sound
Origin: [L. quiescere, akin to quies rest, quiet. See Quiet, a. & n.]
Quiesce in networking: To render quiescent, i.e. temporarily inactive or disabled. For example to quiesce a device. It is also a system command in MAX TNT software which is used to "Temporarily disable a modem or DS0 channel". Also used as an adjective, in the expression " quiesce time". Quiesce is used to describe pausing or altering the state of running processes on a computer, particularly those that might modify information stored on disk during a backup, in order to guarantee a consistent and usable backup. This generally requires flushing any outstanding writes; see buffering. Perhaps the best known support for this was incorporated into Microsoft Shadow Copies which was introduced in Microsoft Windows Server 2003. For an application to be quiesced during the shadow copy process, it must register itself as a writer and it is responsible for putting itself into a quiescent mode upon notification, In addition, the term "quiesce" is used in telecom applications, whereby callers into a system can finish their call but no new callers are permitted. Various database and application vendors implement schemes to provide support for this feature including: ⁕Symantec's Livestate - now includes a quiesce process, as does VMware's VI3 snapshot and VCB features. Symantec supports Exchange and SQL.
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