[alsa-devel] [PATCH] Kconfig: SND_AC97_POWER_SAVE description improvement

Michael Witten mfwitten at gmail.com
Thu Jul 15 01:54:21 CEST 2010

The description has been expanded to explain the time-out
value provided by the power_save module parameter.

Signed-off-by: Michael Witten <mfwitten at gmail.com>
 sound/drivers/Kconfig |   24 +++++++++++++++++++++---
 1 files changed, 21 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)

diff --git a/sound/drivers/Kconfig b/sound/drivers/Kconfig
index 84714a6..3264600 100644
--- a/sound/drivers/Kconfig
+++ b/sound/drivers/Kconfig
@@ -170,9 +170,25 @@ config SND_AC97_POWER_SAVE
 	  AC97 codecs.  In this mode, the power-mode is dynamically
 	  controlled at each open/close.
-	  The mode is activated by passing power_save=1 option to
-	  snd-ac97-codec driver.  You can toggle it dynamically over
-	  sysfs, too.
+	  The mode is activated by passing 'power_save=X' to the
+	  snd-ac97-codec driver module, where 'X' is the time-out
+	  value, a nonnegative integer that specifies how many
+	  seconds of idle time the driver must count before it may
+	  put the AC97 into power-save mode;  a value of 0 (zero)
+	  disables the use of this power-save mode.
+	  After the snd-ac97-codec driver module has been loaded,
+	  the 'power_save' parameter can be set via sysfs as follows:
+	    echo 10 > /sys/module/snd_ac97_codec/parameters/power_save
+	  In this case, the time-out is set to 10 seconds; setting
+	  the time-out to 1 second (the minimum activation value)
+	  isn't recommended because many applications try to reopen
+	  the device frequently.  A value of 10 seconds would be a
+	  good choice for normal operations.
+	  See Documentation/sound/alsa/powersave.txt for more details.
 	int "Default time-out for AC97 power-save mode"
@@ -182,4 +198,6 @@ config SND_AC97_POWER_SAVE_DEFAULT
 	  The default time-out value in seconds for AC97 automatic
 	  power-save mode.  0 means to disable the power-save mode.
+	  See SND_AC97_POWER_SAVE for more details.
 endif	# SND_DRIVERS

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