PoFxSetDeviceIdleTimeout function

The PoFxSetDeviceIdleTimeout routine specifies the minimum time interval from when the last component of the device enters the idle condition to when the power management framework (PoFx) calls the driver's DevicePowerNotRequiredCallback routine.


VOID PoFxSetDeviceIdleTimeout(
  _In_ POHANDLE  Handle,
  _In_ ULONGLONG IdleTimeout



A handle that represents the registration of the device with PoFx. The device driver previously received this handle from the PoFxRegisterDevice routine.


The idle time-out interval in 100-nanosecond units. For more information, see Remarks.

Return Value



This routine specifies a time-out interval for PoFx to apply to future calls to the driver's DevicePowerNotRequiredCallback callback routine. By default, this time-out interval is zero, in which case PoFx might call the DevicePowerNotRequiredCallback routine just as soon as the device is ready to switch to a low-power Dx state. However, a driver might prefer to delay this transition and to keep the device in the D0 power state for some additional time-out interval. In this case, if the device becomes active before the end of the time-out interval, and is therefore required to stay in the D0 state, the pending DevicePowerNotRequiredCallback call is no longer required and is canceled by PoFx.

For example, to improve performance and reduce wear, a storage device driver might want to prevent a spinning drive from entering D3 and slowing down until the drive has been idle for a sufficiently long time. To simplify this driver's implementation of the DevicePowerNotRequiredCallback callback routine, the PoFxSetDeviceIdleTimeout routine enables the driver to automatically delay the D3 transition without requiring the driver to set up a timer.

The time-out interval starts when all components of the device complete their transitions to the idle condition. Typically, PoFx waits until the end of the time-out interval to call the DevicePowerNotRequiredCallback routine. However, if PoFx is preparing to enter a low-power system state, PoFx might end the time-out interval early. In any case, when PoFx calls the driver's DevicePowerNotRequiredCallback routine, the driver should switch to the low-power Dx state without further delay.

The device driver can call PoFxSetDeviceIdleTimeout each time a change in conditions requires a change in the idle time-out interval. After each call, the new idle time-out interval remains in effect until the driver calls PoFxSetDeviceIdleTimeout again to update it.


Windows version Available starting with Windows 8.
Target Platform Universal
Header wdm.h
Library Ntoskrnl.lib
DLL Ntoskrnl.exe

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