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SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/3] ata port runtime power management support

On Thu, Nov 3, 2011 at 7:21 AM, Lin Ming <> wrote:
>> * How much does this add on top of hardware timed auto spindown and
>>   dynamic link power management?
> Sorry, I don't understand this question.
> What do you mean?

I was curious about the amount of additional power saving on top of
the existing PM features.

>> * Do the added benefits justify yet another runtime powersaving
>>   mechanism?
> There will be ACPI firmware which supports ata port runtime D3Cold.
> To enable ata port runtime PM is the first step.

libata can already turn off unused ports although it wouldn't go as
far as putting the whole controller into D3.

>> * Any way we can tie the other stuff with overall runtime PM?
> What's the other stuff?
> Do you mean tie disk/link/port/controller stuff with overall runtime PM?

Hardware initiated spin-down (hdparm -S) and link power saving (look
for ata_lpm_*). It would be great if there's an overall design how
they interact before adding yet another PM vector.


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