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Method and apparatus for fine-grained program interruption control

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000011891D
Original Publication Date: 2003-Mar-21
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Mar-21

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

The invention discloses a method for fine-grained program interruption control of asynchronous events. According to the disclosed method, an instruction set architecture is enhanced by an indicator in the instruction word to indicate whether an interrupt can be taken after the processing of said instruction. In an alternative embodiment, an asynchronous interrupt can be taken before the processing of said instruction.