interrupt priorities

interrupt priorities

[′in·tə‚rəpt prī‚är·ə·dēz]
(computer science)
The sequence of importance assigned to attending to the various interrupts that can occur in a computer system.

interrupt priorities

The sequence of importance assigned to interrupts. If two interrupts occur simultaneously, the interrupt with the higher priority is serviced first. In some systems, a higher-priority interrupt can gain control of the computer while it is processing a lower-priority interrupt.
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Any purely interrupt-driven system using fixed interrupt priorities will suffer from receive livelock under input overload conditions.
It is the use of preemptive interrupt priorities that prevents completion of processing for the first packet until substantial processing has been done on the entire burst.
Support for four interrupt priorities allows fast interrupt handling for real-time applications.