interrupt-driven system

interrupt-driven system

[′int·ə‚rəpt ‚driv·ən ‚sis·təm]
(computer science)
An operating system in which the interrupt system is the mechanism for reporting all changes in the states of hardware and software resources, and such changes are the events that induce new assignments of these resorces to meet work-load demands.
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Profiling can reveal hot-spots in the RTOS and how it is being used by the applications, showing the percentage of idle time remaining in a dynamic, interrupt-driven system.
Such immediate feedback is made possible through the use of Axis' event-based, interrupt-driven system.
The host can read all registers and accommodate both polled and interrupt-driven systems.