Intel Turbo Memory, aka Robson

Gérard BIGOT gerard.bigot at
Sun Nov 25 21:26:22 UTC 2007

Simple,  I think the best thing to do is to put the swap partition on this.

It solves the problem  with the restore from hibernation speed. It also
speeds the use of swap.

I won't make any comment on the strutural intelligence of this 'feature'...


On Nov 25, 2007 8:33 PM, Hervé Fache <Herve at> wrote:

> There is complete silence on LKML and everywhere apparently about how
> to use the Flash drive known as Turbo Memory in Linux.
> This stuff is a flash connected to the PCI bus which Vista seems ale
> to use to store frequently accessed data, so it bypasses the hard
> disk, thus saving time. It's present on modern laptops, and is coming
> to the desktop too.
> I was wondering if anybody and better info than I, as I would be
> interested in using it to save hibernation images and such, to speed
> up restore time...
> Nothing in the logs though...
> advTHANKSance
> Hervé
> P.S.: for those interested, here is a sudo lspci -vv:
> 04:00.0 Memory controller: Intel Corporation Turbo Memory Controller (rev
> 01)
>        Subsystem: Intel Corporation Turbo Memory Controller
>        Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop-
> ParErr- Stepping- SERR+ FastB2B-
>        Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort-
> <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
>        Latency: 0, Cache Line Size: 64 bytes
>        Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 10
>        Region 0: Memory at f0300000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=1K]
>        Region 2: I/O ports at 3000 [size=128]
>        [virtual] Expansion ROM at 88000000 [disabled] [size=64K]
>        Capabilities: [48] Power Management version 2
>                Flags: PMEClk- DSI- D1- D2- AuxCurrent=0mA
> PME(D0-,D1-,D2-,D3hot-,D3cold-)
>                Status: D0 PME-Enable- DSel=0 DScale=0 PME-
>        Capabilities: [50] Message Signalled Interrupts: Mask- 64bit-
> Queue=0/0 Enable-
>                Address: 00000000  Data: 0000
>        Capabilities: [68] Express Legacy Endpoint IRQ 1
>                Device: Supported: MaxPayload 128 bytes, PhantFunc 0,
> ExtTag-
>                Device: Latency L0s unlimited, L1 unlimited
>                Device: AtnBtn- AtnInd- PwrInd-
>                Device: Errors: Correctable- Non-Fatal- Fatal- Unsupported-
>                Device: RlxdOrd- ExtTag- PhantFunc- AuxPwr- NoSnoop-
>                Device: MaxPayload 128 bytes, MaxReadReq 512 bytes
>                Link: Supported Speed 2.5Gb/s, Width x1, ASPM L0s L1, Port
> 0
>                Link: Latency L0s <512ns, L1 <32us
>                Link: ASPM Disabled RCB 128 bytes CommClk+ ExtSynch-
>                Link: Speed 2.5Gb/s, Width x1
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