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Subject[PATCH v2 1/1] Documentation/x86: Add the AMX enabling example
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Explain steps to enable the dynamic feature with a code example.

Signed-off-by: Chang S. Bae <chang.seok.bae@intel.com>
Reviewed-by: Thiago Macieira <thiago.macieira@intel.com>
Cc: linux-doc@vger.kernel.org
Cc: linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
---
Changes from v1:
* Update the description without mentioning CPUID & XGETBV (Dave Hansen).
---
Documentation/x86/xstate.rst | 42 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
1 file changed, 42 insertions(+)

diff --git a/Documentation/x86/xstate.rst b/Documentation/x86/xstate.rst
index 5cec7fb558d6..c439901419fb 100644
--- a/Documentation/x86/xstate.rst
+++ b/Documentation/x86/xstate.rst
@@ -64,6 +64,48 @@ the handler allocates a larger xstate buffer for the task so the large
state can be context switched. In the unlikely cases that the allocation
fails, the kernel sends SIGSEGV.

+AMX TILE_DATA enabling example
+^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
+
+The following steps dynamically enable TILE_DATA:
+
+ 1. An application first needs to determine the feature support::
+
+ #include <asm/prctl.h>
+ #include <sys/syscall.h>
+ #include <stdio.h>
+ #include <unistd.h>
+
+ #define ARCH_GET_XCOMP_SUPP 0x1021
+
+ #define XFEATURE_XTILECFG 17
+ #define XFEATURE_XTILEDATA 18
+ #define XFEATURE_MASK_XTILE ((1 << XFEATURE_XTILECFG) | (1 << XFEATURE_XTILEDATA))
+
+ unsigned long features;
+ long rc;
+
+ ...
+
+ rc = syscall(SYS_arch_prctl, ARCH_GET_XCOMP_SUPP, &features);
+
+ if (!rc && (features & XFEATURE_MASK_XTILE) == XFEATURE_MASK_XTILE)
+ printf("AMX is available.\n");
+
+ 2. After determining support for AMX, an application must explicitly ask
+ permission to use it::
+
+ #define ARCH_REQ_XCOMP_PERM 0x1023
+
+ ...
+
+ rc = syscall(SYS_arch_prctl, ARCH_REQ_XCOMP_PERM, XFEATURE_XTILEDATA);
+
+ if (!rc)
+ printf("AMX is ready for use.\n");
+
+Note this example does not include the sigaltstack preparation.
+
Dynamic features in signal frames
---------------------------------

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