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interrupts locked out adj.
When someone is ignoring you.
In a restaurant, after several fruitless attempts to get the
waitress's attention, a hacker might well observe "She must have
interrupts locked out". The synonym `interrupts disabled' is
also common. Variations abound; "to have one's interrupt mask bit
set" and "interrupts masked out" are also heard. See also
--The Jargon File version 4.3.1, ed. ESR, autonoded by rescdsk.