problem mode

problem mode

[′präb·ləm ‚mōd]
(computer science)
A condition of computer operation in which, in contrast to supervisor mode, the privileged instructions cannot be executed, preventing the program from upsetting the supervisor program or any other program.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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