hardware interrupt


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hardware interrupt

A signal created and sent to the CPU that is caused by some action taken by a hardware device. For example, keystroke depressions and mouse movements cause hardware interrupts. See IRQ and interrupt.
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The hardware interrupt handler (inside interrupt time) performs the first part of the needed work and a software Interrupt handler (outside interrupt time) does the remaining work [1].
Conventional timer facilities schedule events by invoking a designated handler periodically in the context of a hardware interrupt.

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