[patch] enable AHCI device initiated power management
johannes.hofmann at gmx.de
Fri Mar 12 09:21:54 PST 2010
Johannes Hofmann <johannes.hofmann at gmx.de> wrote:
> this patch
> enables device initiated AHCI link power management.
> Some disks (e.g. the Intel X25-M SSD) don't support host initiated
> power management.
> Therefore also enable device initiated power management when
> ahci power management is set to "aggressive".
> This saves about 0.5W on a Thinkpad with Intel X25-M.
> * Move the currently unused function ahci_pm_set_feature() to ahci.c
> and make it work for ATA_SATAFT_DEVIPS.
> * Use ahci_set_feature() to enable ATA_SATAFT_DEVIPS when AHCI power
> management is set to "aggressive".
> * Set ap->link_pwr_mgmt early in ahci_port_link_pwr_mgmt() to ensure
> it is set when ahci_set_feature() -> ahci_poll() -> ahci_port_intr()
> is called.
> Inspired-by: Linux
I've updated the patch according to feedback from dillon on irc. The
checks whether device initiated link power management is supported and
only enables it for directly attached devices. I don't know whether or
how this could work with port multipliers and it's mostly interesting
for laptops anyway.
This patch also includes the new link_pwr_state sysctl, so it's all in
one patch now.
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