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immediate action, such as a hardware failure or imminent loss of power.
 
immediate action, such as a hardware failure or imminent loss of power.
  
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Latest revision as of 01:21, 14 January 2022

An interrupt which can not be disabled by clearing the CPU's interrupt enable flag, unlike most normal interrupts. Non-maskable interrupts are typically used to signal calamities which require immediate action, such as a hardware failure or imminent loss of power.