interrupt routine

interrupt routine

[′int·ə‚rəpt rü‚tēn]
(computer science)
A program that responds to an interrupt by carrying out prescribed actions.
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He claimed that democracy was facing a threat because of such politics, adding that he was not against protests as they were part of democracy but protests should not interrupt routine life in the country.
The timer interrupt routine is implemented in assembler for HCS08 MCUs and in C for AVR MCUs.
A processor's data structures are primarily modified by the interrupt routine running on that processor.
By defining that location, the analyzer can interrupt routine work to aspirate the Stat specimen, then resume routine testing where it left off.
Execution Profile-shows the percentage of execution time spent in each application thread, interrupt routine, and system idle time
Typically, processing within an interrupt routine will determine when the processor needs to change from a low power mode to normal operation.
This predictable response is ensured even in the presence of heavy I/O due to the kernel's unique threading model, enabling interrupt routines to be extremely short and fast.
All too often, the method of compilation wastes CPU cycles on interrupt routines and, in devices with banked memory, on locating addresses in memory.