Supervisor mode

(Or "supervisor state") An execution mode on some processors which enables execution of all instructions, including privileged instructions.

It may also give access to different a address space, to memory management hardware and to other peripherals.

This is the mode in which the operating system usually runs.

Opposite: user mode.

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Super VGA
Super Video Graphics Adapter
Super Video Graphics Adaptor
Super Video Graphics Array
application program
Memory Management Unit
privileged instruction
system call
Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition
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