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SubjectRe: Power management for SCSI
Hi!

> > Add support for autosuspend/autoresume. Lowlevel driver can use it to
> > spin the disk down and power down its SATA link, to turn off the USB
> > interface, etc.
> >
> > Spinning down the disk is useful - saves ~0.5W here. Powering down
> > SATA controller is even better -- should save ~1W.
> >
> > Now, I guess the patch will need to be split to small pieces for
> > merge... I tried to rearrange it so that the documentation and hooks
> > go before stuff that needs the hooks, and before Kconfig enabler. If
> > it looks reasonably good, I'll split it into smaller pieces.
>
> James had a number of objections to my original patch; you can read
> them here:
>
> https://lists.linux-foundation.org/pipermail/linux-pm/2008-March/016849.html
>
> I haven't had time yet to work on an improved version.

Would it make sense to split the patches into "autosuspend for SCSI
devices" and "autosuspend for SCSI controllers" for easier
review/merge? I guess I'll start with the devices, they seem easier...
Pavel
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