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Date:   Wed, 16 Dec 2020 10:01:28 +0800
From:   Yang Zhong <>
Subject: [PATCH 1/2] Enumerate AVX Vector Neural Network instructions

From: Kyung Min Park <>

Add AVX version of the Vector Neural Network (VNNI) Instructions.

A processor supports AVX VNNI instructions if CPUID.0x07.0x1:EAX[4] is
present. The following instructions are available when this feature is
  1. VPDPBUS: Multiply and Add Unsigned and Signed Bytes
  2. VPDPBUSDS: Multiply and Add Unsigned and Signed Bytes with Saturation
  3. VPDPWSSD: Multiply and Add Signed Word Integers
  4. VPDPWSSDS: Multiply and Add Signed Integers with Saturation

The only in-kernel usage of this is kvm passthrough. The CPU feature
flag is shown as "avx_vnni" in /proc/cpuinfo.

This instruction is currently documented in the latest "extensions"
manual (ISE). It will appear in the "main" manual (SDM) in the future.

Signed-off-by: Kyung Min Park <>
Signed-off-by: Yang Zhong <>
Reviewed-by: Tony Luck <>
 arch/x86/include/asm/cpufeatures.h | 1 +
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+)

diff --git a/arch/x86/include/asm/cpufeatures.h b/arch/x86/include/asm/cpufeatures.h
index f5ef2d5b9231..d10d9962bd9b 100644
--- a/arch/x86/include/asm/cpufeatures.h
+++ b/arch/x86/include/asm/cpufeatures.h
@@ -293,6 +293,7 @@
 #define X86_FEATURE_PER_THREAD_MBA	(11*32+ 7) /* "" Per-thread Memory Bandwidth Allocation */
 /* Intel-defined CPU features, CPUID level 0x00000007:1 (EAX), word 12 */
+#define X86_FEATURE_AVX_VNNI		(12*32+ 4) /* AVX VNNI instructions */
 #define X86_FEATURE_AVX512_BF16		(12*32+ 5) /* AVX512 BFLOAT16 instructions */
 /* AMD-defined CPU features, CPUID level 0x80000008 (EBX), word 13 */

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