Wednesday, November 21, 2001

Today I got an e-mail from Ian about his own servicing interrupts, and here is his list :

5 (unmaskable) -- girls
4 -- sleep
3 -- alcohol & gaming
2 -- other bodily needs
1 -- work & school

For all of you non-geeks out there, the highest the interrupt, the higher the priority. Basically once an interrupt is 'raised', any lower priority interrupts will have to wait until the higher one is finished serviced. If during that time a higher interrupt is raised, the CPU will drop what it is currently doing and service the higher interrupt.

*sigh* I feel like such a geek.

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