Re: [PATCH v12 0/5] block layer runtime pm
From: Jens Axboe
Date: Sat Mar 23 2013 - 00:24:12 EST
On Sat, Mar 23 2013, Aaron Lu wrote:
> In August 2010, Jens and Alan discussed about "Runtime PM and the block
> layer". http://marc.info/?t=128259108400001&r=1&w=2
> And then Alan has given a detailed implementation guide:
> To test:
> # ls -l /sys/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 block/for-next:
> https://github.com/aaronlu/linux.git blockpm
> - Split patch 1 into 2 patches, one introduces REQ_PM in block layer
> and one uses that flag in SCSI layer, suggested by Jens Axboe.
Thanks Aaron, I've applied 1, and 3-4. I'll leave 2 and 5 for James to
pickup. James, if you want me to carry them, just let me know.
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