5.2.4. Processor mode

The ARM supports up to seven processor modes, depending on the Architecture version. These are:

Most application programs execute in User mode. The other modes are entered to service exceptions, or to access privileged resources. Refer to Chapter 9 Handling Processor Exceptions for more information.

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