STAC—Set AC Flag in EFLAGS Register

Opcode/

Op /

64/32 bit

CPUID

Description

Instruction En Mode Support Feature Flag

NP 0F 01 CB

STAC

ZO V/V SMAP Set the AC flag in the EFLAGS register.

Instruction Operand Encoding

Op/En Operand 1 Operand 2 Operand 3 Operand 4
ZO NA NA NA NA

Description

Sets the AC flag bit in EFLAGS register. This may enable alignment checking of user-mode data accesses. This allows explicit supervisor-mode data accesses to user-mode pages even if the SMAP bit is set in the CR4 register.

This instruction's operation is the same in non-64-bit modes and 64-bit mode. Attempts to execute STAC when CPL > 0 cause #UD.

Operation

EFLAGS.AC := 1;

Flags Affected

AC set. Other flags are unaffected.

Protected Mode Exceptions

#UD

If the LOCK prefix is used.

If the CPL > 0.

If CPUID.(EAX=07H, ECX=0H):EBX.SMAP[bit 20] = 0.

Real-Address Mode Exceptions

#UD

If the LOCK prefix is used.

If CPUID.(EAX=07H, ECX=0H):EBX.SMAP[bit 20] = 0.

Virtual-8086 Mode Exceptions

#UD The STAC instruction is not recognized in virtual-8086 mode.

Compatibility Mode Exceptions

#UD

If the LOCK prefix is used.

If the CPL > 0.

If CPUID.(EAX=07H, ECX=0H):EBX.SMAP[bit 20] = 0.

64-Bit Mode Exceptions

#UD

If the LOCK prefix is used.

If the CPL > 0.

If CPUID.(EAX=07H, ECX=0H):EBX.SMAP[bit 20] = 0.