Re: [PATCH RESEND v11 0/4] block layer runtime pm

From: Aaron Lu
Date: Fri Mar 22 2013 - 23:36:14 EST

On 03/22/2013 11:09 PM, Jens Axboe wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 15 2013, Aaron Lu wrote:
>> In August 2010, Jens and Alan discussed about "Runtime PM and the block
>> layer".
>> And then Alan has given a detailed implementation guide:
>> To test:
>> # ls -l /sys/block/sda
>> /sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1f.2/ata1/host0/target0:0:0/0:0:0:0/block/sda
>> # echo 10000 > /sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1f.2/ata1/host0/target0:0:0/0:0:0:0/power/autosuspend_delay_ms
>> # echo auto > /sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1f.2/ata1/host0/target0:0:0/0:0:0:0/power/control
>> Then you'll see sda is suspended after 10secs idle.
>> [ 1767.680192] sd 2:0:0:0: [sda] Synchronizing SCSI cache
>> [ 1767.680317] sd 2:0:0:0: [sda] Stopping disk
>> And if you do some IO, it will resume immediately.
>> [ 1791.052438] sd 2:0:0:0: [sda] Starting disk
>> For test, I often set the autosuspend time to 1 second. If you are using
>> a GUI, the 10 seconds delay may be too long that the disk can not enter
>> runtime suspended state.
>> Note that sd's runtime suspend callback will dump some kernel messages
>> and the syslog daemon will write kernel message to /var/log/messages,
>> making the disk instantly resume after suspended. So for test, the
>> syslog daemon should better be temporarily stopped.
>> A git repo for it, on top of v3.9-rc1:
>> blockpm
> I think it's about time we get this in, but the patchset isn't very
> friendly from a scsi vs block perspective. Can you re-shuffle the REQ_PM
> change, just do a separate patch for that. I'll get it queued up for
> 3.10 then.

Thanks Jens.

I'll spilt the first patch into two patches: one to introduce the REQ_PM
flag in block layer and one to use that flag in SCSI layer. Will send
out v12 soon.

Best regards,

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