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NAME

       s390_sthyi - emulate STHYI instruction

SYNOPSIS

       #include <asm/unistd.h>

       int s390_sthyi(unsigned long function_code, void *resp_buffer,
                      uint64_t *return_code, unsigned long flags);

DESCRIPTION

       The   s390_sthyi()   system   call  emulates  the  STHYI  (Store  Hypervisor  Information)
       instruction.   It  provides  hardware  resource  information  for  the  machine  and   its
       virtualization  levels.  This includes CPU type and capacity, as well as the machine model
       and other metrics.

       The function_code argument indicates which function to perform.  The following code(s) are
       supported:

       0      Return  CP  (Central  Processor)  and  IFL (Integrated Facility for Linux) capacity
              information.

       The  resp_buffer  argument  specifies  the  address  of  a  response  buffer.   When   the
       function_code  is 0, the buffer must be one page (4K) in size.  If the system call returns
       0, the response buffer will be filled  with  CPU  capacity  information.   Otherwise,  the
       response buffer's content is unchanged.

       The return_code argument stores the return code of the STHYI instruction, using one of the
       following values:

       0       Success.

       4       Unsupported function code.

       For further details about return_code, function_code, and resp_buffer, see  the  reference
       given in NOTES.

       The flags argument is provided to allow for future extensions and currently must be set to
       0.

RETURN VALUE

       On success (that is: emulation succeeded), the return value of  s390_sthyi()  matches  the
       condition  code of the STHYI instructions, which is a value in the range [0..3].  A return
       value of 0 indicates that CPU capacity information is stored in  *resp_buffer.   A  return
       value  of  3  indicates  "unsupported  function  code"  and the content of *resp_buffer is
       unchanged.  The return values 1 and 2 are reserved.

       On error, -1 is returned, and errno is set appropriately.

ERRORS

       EFAULT The value specified in resp_buffer or return_code is not a valid address.

       EINVAL The value specified in flags is nonzero.

       ENOMEM Allocating memory for handling the CPU capacity information failed.

       EOPNOTSUPP
              The value specified in function_code is not valid.

VERSIONS

       This system call is available since Linux 4.15.

CONFORMING TO

       This Linux-specific system call is available only on the s390 architecture.

NOTES

       Glibc does not provide a wrapper for this system call, use syscall(2) to call it.

       For details of the STHYI instruction,  see  the  documentation  page  ⟨https://www.ibm.com
       /support/knowledgecenter/SSB27U_6.3.0/com.ibm.zvm.v630.hcpb4/hcpb4sth.htm⟩.

       When  the  system  call  interface  is  used,  the response buffer doesn't have to fulfill
       alignment requirements described in the STHYI instruction definition.

       The kernel caches the response (for up to one  second,  as  of  Linux  4.16).   Subsequent
       system call invocations may return the cached response.

SEE ALSO

       syscall(2)

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