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SubjectRe: [PATCH]PCIE ASPM support - takes 3
Pavel Machek wrote:
> Hi!
>
>> v3->v2, fixed the issues Matthew Wilcox raised.
>>
>> PCI Express ASPM defines a protocol for PCI Express components in the D0
>> state to reduce Link power by placing their Links into a low power state
>> and instructing the other end of the Link to do likewise. This
>> capability allows hardware-autonomous, dynamic Link power reduction
>> beyond what is achievable by software-only controlled power management.
>> However, The device should be configured by software appropriately.
>> Enabling ASPM will save power, but will introduce device latency.
>
> How big is the latency? 1msec? 10msec? 100usec?

the latency is different for each device but the timing is negotiated and the
pci-e spec lists possible timings that can be used. The maximum is (I think...)
64usec but can be as low as 1 or 2 usec.

Auke


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