Interrupts and context switches
interrupts • system
This graph shows the number of interrupts and context switches on the system. These are typically high on a busy system.
|Interrupts||intr||derive||Interrupts are events that alter sequence of instructions executed by a processor. They can come from either hardware (exceptions, NMI, IRQ) or software|
|Context switches||ctxt||derive||A context switch occurs when a multitasking operatings system suspends the currently running process, and starts executing another.|