S390_STHYI(2) System Calls Manual S390_STHYI(2)
s390_sthyi - emulate STHYI instruction
int s390_sthyi(unsigned long function_code, void *resp_buffer,
uint64_t *return_code, unsigned long flags);
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.
If the system call returns 0, the response buffer will be filled with
CPU capacity information. Otherwise, the response buffer's content is
The return_code argument stores the return code of the STHYI instruc-
tion, using one of the following values:
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 cur-
rently must be set to 0.
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.
EFAULT The value specified in resp_buffer or return_code is not a valid
EINVAL The value specified in flags is nonzero.
ENOMEM Allocating memory for handling the CPU capacity information
The value specified in function_code is not valid.
This system call is available since Linux 4.15.
This Linux-specific system call is available only on the s390 architec-
Glibc does not provide a wrapper for this system call, use syscall(2)
to call it.
For details of the STHYI instruction, see <https://www.ibm.com/support
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