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Interrupt Control for Forced Branch and Link Interrupt Structure

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000069219D
Original Publication Date: 1978-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-20

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Kiscaden, RC [+details]

Abstract

In the IBM Technical Disclosure Bulletin 20, 334 (June, 1977), a microprocessor is set forth, where interrupt capability is added by forcing a branch and link instruction. The microprogram was used to enable and disable interrupts. In this instance, apparatus is provided for automatically controlling the interrupt enable by monitoring the subroutine nesting level.