XTEST — Test If In Transactional Execution

Opcode/Instruction

Op/

64/32bit

CPUID

Description

En Mode Support Feature Flag
NP 0F 01 D6 XTEST ZO V/V HLE or RTM Test if executing in a transactional region

Instruction Operand Encoding

Op/En Operand 1 Operand2 Operand3 Operand4
ZO NA NA NA NA

Description

The XTEST instruction queries the transactional execution status. If the instruction executes inside a transaction-ally executing RTM region or a transactionally executing HLE region, then the ZF flag is cleared, else it is set.

Operation

XTEST

IF (RTM_ACTIVE = 1 OR HLE_ACTIVE = 1)
    THEN
         ZF := 0
    ELSE
         ZF := 1
FI;

Flags Affected

The ZF flag is cleared if the instruction is executed transactionally; otherwise it is set to 1. The CF, OF, SF, PF, and AF, flags are cleared.

Intel C/C++ Compiler Intrinsic Equivalent

XTEST:

int _xtest( void );

SIMD Floating-Point Exceptions

None

Other Exceptions

#UD

CPUID.(EAX=7, ECX=0):EBX.HLE[bit 4] = 0 and CPUID.(EAX=7, ECX=0):EBX.RTM[bit 11] = 0.

If LOCK prefix is used.