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Question about interrupts while being stopped in the debugger

Question asked by Allen Babb on Aug 23, 2011
Latest reply on Aug 23, 2011 by Allen Babb

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I found this a bit odd a few minutes ago, I stopped my robot in the debugger for awhile to check on some variable values. I look up, and notice that the thing is still running!


For those who don't know, my "robot" is the AirDragon, a beginner's custom quadrotor craft that uses a 9S12 as its MCU (keep thinking that its overkill as the days go by).


I have a routine that is interrupt driven, for the curious this routine carries out the attitude (pitch and role) control procedure.



This brings me to my question:


When stopped in the debugger, does the MCU still service and run through the interrupts (provided that it isn't stopped in an interrupt to begin with)?