[PATCH v4 0/3] nvme power saving

From: Andy Lutomirski
Date: Fri Sep 16 2016 - 14:16:32 EST

Hi all-

Here's v4 of the APST patch set. The biggest bikesheddable thing (I
think) is the scaling factor. I currently have it hardcoded so that
we wait 50x the total latency before entering a power saving state.
On my Samsung 950, this means we enter state 3 (70mW, 0.5ms entry
latency, 5ms exit latency) after 275ms and state 4 (5mW, 2ms entry
latency, 22ms exit latency) after 1200ms. I have the default max
latency set to 25ms.

FWIW, in practice, the latency this introduces seems to be well
under 22ms, but my benchmark is a bit silly and I might have
measured it wrong. I certainly haven't observed a slowdown just
using my laptop.

This time around, I changed the names of parameters after Jay
Frayensee got confused by the first try. Now they are:

- ps_max_latency_us in sysfs: actually controls it.
- nvme_core.default_ps_max_latency_us: sets the default.

Yeah, they're mouthfuls, but they should be clearer now.

Changes from v3:
- Remove const from nvme_set_feature()'s parameter. My inner C++
programmer cringes a little...

Changes from v2:
- Rename the parameters.

Changes from v1:
- Get rid of feature buffer alignment warnings.
- Change the error message if NPSS is bogus.
- Rename apst_max_latency_ns to apst_max_latency_us because module params
don't like u64 or unsigned long long and I wanted to make it fit more
comfortably in a ulong module param. (And the nanoseconds were useless.)
- Add a module parameter for the default max latency.

Andy Lutomirski (3):
nvme/scsi: Remove power management support
nvme: Pass pointers, not dma addresses, to nvme_get/set_features()
nvme: Enable autonomous power state transitions

drivers/nvme/host/core.c | 180 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++---
drivers/nvme/host/nvme.h | 10 ++-
drivers/nvme/host/scsi.c | 80 ++-------------------
include/linux/nvme.h | 6 ++
4 files changed, 192 insertions(+), 84 deletions(-)