interrupt request

   Abbreviated IRQ. Hardware lines that carry a signal from a device to the processor.
   A hardware interrupt signals that an event has taken place that requires the processor's attention. The interrupt may come from the keyboard, the network interface card (NIC), or the system's disk drives.
   See also interrupt controller.

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