RSM (Resume from System Management Mode)

Opcodes

Opcode* Instruction Op/En 64-Bit Mode Compat/Leg Mode Description
0F AA RSM NP Invalid Valid Resume operation of interrupted program.

Instruction Operand Encoding

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

Description

Returns program control from system management mode (SMM) to the application program or operating-system procedure that was interrupted when the processor received an SMM interrupt. The processor’s state is restored from the dump created upon entering SMM. If the processor detects invalid state information during state restora-tion, it enters the shutdown state. The following invalid information can cause a shutdown:

The contents of the model-specific registers are not affected by a return from SMM.

The SMM state map used by RSM supports resuming processor context for non-64-bit modes and 64-bit mode.

See Chapter 34, “System Management Mode,” in the Intel® 64 and IA-32 Architectures Software Developer’s Manual, Volume 3C, for more information about SMM and the behavior of the RSM instruction.

Operation

ReturnFromSMM;
IF (IA-32e mode supported) or (CPUID DisplayFamily_DisplayModel = 06H_0CH )
    THEN
         ProcessorState ← Restore(SMMDump(IA-32e SMM STATE MAP));
    Else
         ProcessorState ← Restore(SMMDump(Non-32-Bit-Mode SMM STATE MAP));
FI

Flags Affected

All.

Protected Mode Exceptions

#UD If an attempt is made to execute this instruction when the processor is not in SMM. If the LOCK prefix is used.

Real-Address Mode Exceptions

Same exceptions as in protected mode.

Virtual-8086 Mode Exceptions

Same exceptions as in protected mode.

Compatibility Mode Exceptions

Same exceptions as in protected mode.

64-Bit Mode Exceptions

Same exceptions as in protected mode.