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== Introduction to Linux on PA-RISC ==
 
== Introduction to Linux on PA-RISC ==
  
The PA-RISC project provides a ''native'' port of Linux to the PA-RISC architecture. The port was merged into linux-2.6 and linux-3.x mainstream Linux kernel tree.
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[[PA-RISC Linux Project History]] tells how the project got started and the first steps.
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Contact the [[Mailing lists]] if you want to volunteer your time.
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'''PA-RISC Linux porting project'''
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: The PA-RISC project provides a ''native'' port of Linux to the PA-RISC architecture.  
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: Today PA-RISC Linux is stable and runs on most PA-RISC machines.
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: [[PA-RISC Linux Project History]] tells how the project got started. See the [[Hall of Fame]] for a list of folks who brought you the initial 0.9x and Debian 3.0 releases.
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See the [[Hall of Fame]] for a list of folks who brought you the initial 0.9x and Debian 3.0 releases.
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== Linux distributions for PA-RISC machines ==
That includes boot loader, kernel, documentation, user space programs, packaging, testing, debugging, and pulling everything together into an ISO.
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== Linux distributions with support for PA-RISC Linux ==
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Linux runs on most physical PA-RISC machines.<br>
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You may even install PA-RISC Linux in a virtual machine with [[Qemu]].<br>
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Check the [[PARISC FAQ]] and [[Hardware support]] if you have trouble installing Linux.<br>
  
PA-RISC Linux is currently supported by [http://wiki.parisc-linux.org/Distributions various Linux distributions], whith [http://www.gentoo.org Gentoo Linux] and [http://www.debian.org Debian] being the ones which currently provide the best support for the PA-RISC architecture.
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; Gentoo Linux:
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'''Debian Linux'''
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: PA-RISC is a non-release architecture in the [http://www.debian-ports.org Debian Ports] project.
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: Debian Linux for PA-RISC is usable and stable with more than 12,800 Debian packages available.
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: You can [https://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/ports/current/ download the latest installation ISO here] or [http://ftp.parisc-linux.org/debian-cd/ here].
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| [[File:Gentoo-logo.png|Gentoo Linux|50px|link=http://www.gentoo.org]]
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'''Gentoo Linux'''
 
: PA-RISC is a fully supported architecture of Gentoo Linux.<br>
 
: PA-RISC is a fully supported architecture of Gentoo Linux.<br>
: Many thanks to the smart people of the [http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/base/hppa Gentoo Linux HPPA Development team] for providing [http://www.gentoo.org/main/en/where.xml Gentoo Linux installation ISOs available for download]!
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: The [https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Project:HPPA Gentoo hppa team] provides [http://www.gentoo.org/main/en/where.xml Gentoo Linux installation ISOs available for download].
 
: If you wish to install Gentoo Linux for PA-RISC, we suggest that your read the [http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/handbook/handbook-hppa.xml Handbook on how to install Gentoo Linux for PA-RISC].
 
: If you wish to install Gentoo Linux for PA-RISC, we suggest that your read the [http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/handbook/handbook-hppa.xml Handbook on how to install Gentoo Linux for PA-RISC].
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; Debian Linux:
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== Our sponsors ==
: The PA-RISC Linux development community is proud to have been officially part of the Debian 3.1 (sarge), 4.0 (etch) and 5.0 (lenny) releases.
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: As of Debian 6.0 (squeeze) PA-RISC Linux was dropped in July 2011 as officially supported platform which is why the PA-RISC Linux development currently happens as Debian-unofficial architecture in the [http://www.debian-ports.org Debian Ports] project. A new Debian 8 (jessie) install image has been released for PA-RISC, which is available at [http://ftp.debian-ports.org/debian-cd/hppa/debian-8.0 the debian-ports download site] and his Wiki contains a [[Debian Ports Installation | description on how to install Debian Linux]].
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'''Before downloading any ISOs for Gentoo, Debian or any other Linux distribution, first check the
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[[PARISC FAQ]] and [[Hardware support]] for issues specific to your hardware.'''
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|| '''[http://osuosl.org Oregon State University Open Source Lab]'''
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* Hosting and support for the physical parisc servers "parisc" (since 2014) and "panama" (since 2017)
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* Hosting of a x86 virtual machine for the qemu-user based parisc build server "pasta" (since Jan 2021)
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* Hosting of this Wiki (via kernel.org infrastructure)
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|| [mailto:roberto@debian.org Roberto C. Sánchez] sponsored a [http://www.openpa.net/systems/hp-9000_rp3410_rp3440.html HP rp3410 server] with one 800 MHz PA8900 CPU. (May 2017)<br>
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* This machine is used as [https://db.debian.org/machines.cgi?sortby=purpose&sortorder=dsc Debian buildd and Porterbox machine "panama"].
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'''If you want to sponsor physical machines and/or hosting - please contact [mailto:deller@gmx.de me]'''
  
 
== PA-RISC NEWS ==  
 
== PA-RISC NEWS ==  
* '''Apr 2015''' - Reached [http://buildd.debian-ports.org/status/architecture.php?a=hppa&suite=sid more than 10.520 pre-built debian unstable packages] which is just around 60 packages less than the leading debian-ports architectures alpha and ppc64.  
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* '''Mar 2015''' - Installation numbers of hppa debian machines grow to 25 in the [http://popcon.debian.org Debian Popularity Contest].
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| style="vertical-align:top;" |'''Nov 2022'''||Installed new buildd servers "paladin" (a qemu-user emulation running Debian-x86 in VirtualBox on Windows).  
* '''Feb 2015''' - [http://ftp.debian-ports.org/debian-cd/hppa/debian-8.0/ DEBIAN 8.0 (jessie) Installer images] and [[Debian_Ports_Installation|Installation instructions]] now available.
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* '''Jan 2015''' - Compared to other architectures on debian-ports, the PA-RISC / HPPA architecture now has the most number of packages up-to-date:  http://buildd.debian-ports.org/stats/graph2-week-big.png
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| style="vertical-align:top;" |'''Oct 2022'''||After 22 years the power supply in our A500-44 server (which was sponsored by HP) finally broke. It had hosted the ftp site and the mailing lists and was replaced by a x86-VM. Installed new buildd servers "pad" (a qemu-user emulation running Debian-x86 in VirtualBox on Windows) and "atlas" (physical C8000 machine).  
* '''Dec 2014''' - Full range of gcc atomic builtins committed into gcc-4.9 which helped us to build packages which were not posible before (in total we are now at 10.400 prebuilt debian packages).
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* '''Nov 2014''' - We now fully support systemd with debian packages glibc-2.19-13 and linux-image-3.16.0-4 (kernel 3.16.7).
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| style="vertical-align:top;" |'''Sep 2022'''||Lots of [https://gitlab.com/qemu-project/qemu/-/commit/36cd0aeac3337af06875e08683380389df48ccd0 enhancements to the qemu-user emulation]. Many of the debian buildd servers run now on x86 hardware which use qemu-user to build packages.  
* '''Oct 2014''' - [http://buildd.debian-ports.org/status/architecture.php?a=hppa&suite=sid Reached 10.300 pre-built debian unstable packages]. [https://patchwork.kernel.org/patch/5048751 Upcoming patches to support systemd on hppa]
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* '''Sep 2014''' - Browsers will now automatically be transferred to this Wiki if one visits http://www.parisc-linux.org . [http://buildd.debian-ports.org/status/architecture.php?a=hppa&suite=sid We now have more than 10.200 pre-built debian unstable packages].
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| style="vertical-align:top;" |'''Aug 2022'''||New [https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/deller/palo.git/ palo version 2.22] released, [https://lore.kernel.org/all/15eee327-ff0a-2bea-408d-259158915813@gmx.de/ with support for booting without palo- or /boot paritions].
* '''Aug 2014''' - [http://buildd.debian-ports.org/status/architecture.php?a=hppa&suite=sid We now have more than 10.100 pre-built debian unstable packages].
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QEMU version 7.1.0 with many PA-RISC related enhancements and fixes has been released.  
* '''Jul 2014''' - New [[Debian Ports Installation | Debian unstable installer images available]]. Reached [http://buildd.debian-ports.org/status/architecture.php?a=hppa&suite=sid more than 10.000 pre-built debian unstable packages].
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* '''Jun 2014''' - The A500-44 is up and running as additional debian buildd server at http://parisc.osuosl.org. Kernel 3.15 is out. Added a very fast 4-way 1GHz C8000 machine with 250GB SATA SSD drive as additional Debian buildd server (sibaris.parisc-linux.org), machine and hosting sponsored by [mailto:pannonmage@googlemail.com Bálint Sándor Németh].  
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| style="vertical-align:top;" |'''Jun 2022'''||[mailto:sam@gentoo.org Sam James] added [https://github.com/systemd/systemd/pull/23181 seccomp support in unit files on HPPA to systemd v252] and worked on [https://lists.debian.org/debian-hppa/2022/02/msg00000.html elfutils support for HPPA].<br>[mailto:dave.anglin@bell.net John David Anglin] helped to [https://sourceware.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=29165 fix a glibc bug about broken argv adjustments]<br>[mailto:mark.cave-ayland@ilande.co.uk Mark Cave-Ayland] provided lots of internal cleanups to the hppa PS/2 keyboard and PS/2 mouse emulation in the upcoming QEMU v7.1 to bring the source code up to latest QEMU coding standards.
* '''May 2014''' - More than 9900 debian packages built. Kernel 3.15 will be the most best kernel ever. The A500 (mkhppa3) buildd which was sponsored and hosted by ESIEE sadly died.
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* '''Apr 2014''' - The PARISC boot loader palo is back in debian unstable. More than 9750 debian packages built.
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| style="vertical-align:top;" |'''May 2022'''||Linux kernel v5.18 released, includes vDSO-, CPU hotplug- and improved cache flushing support.<br>[https://git.qemu.org/?p=qemu.git;a=commit;h=78ac2eebbab9150edf5d0d00e3648f5ebb599001 QEMU v7.1: Fix X11 cursor emulation in HP-UX and allow emulated PS/2 keyboard input in firmware boot menu]<br>[https://git.qemu.org/?p=qemu.git;a=commit;h=0234342e0ea9411ad032dac61f3d632536bda789 QEMU v7.1: Fix serial port pass-through from host to guest]
* '''Mar 2014''' - The A500-44 which hosted our main webpage is being moved to OSUOSL.org. More than 9500 debian packages built.
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* '''Feb 2014''' - The new parisc Wiki is now at http://parisc.wiki.kernel.org. Contents of the old Wiki at wiki.parisc-linux.org was moved and the webpage redirects here.
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| style="vertical-align:top;" |'''Apr 2022'''||CPU Hotplug support added to Kernel v5.18.<br>[http://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/deller/palo.git/ PALO v2.16 released. Prior versions didn't showed all available kernels when listing /boot directory at IPL menu.]
* '''Jan 2014''' - Updated [[Debian_Ports_Installation|Debian unstable install instructions]]. More than [http://buildd.debian-ports.org/stats 8000 newly built native Debian packages] available.
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* '''Dec 2013''' - [http://unstable.buildd.net/index-hppa.html 5 buildd servers for debian unstable online]. The servers hpviz and rio including hosting are sponsored by Dave Land - http://landcomp.net. Stable Debian kernel 3.12 available.  
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| style="vertical-align:top;" |'''Mar 2022'''||A [https://lists.debian.org/debian-hppa/2022/03/msg00001.html new set of debian-hppa installation medias for debian unstable] provided by Adrian Glaubitz.<br>
* '''Aug 2013''' - Linux kernel 3.11 supports C8000 workstation (SMP, serial port, FireGL card, BMC, ...)
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16 years after the [https://lore.kernel.org/linux-parisc/4544A34A.6080700@tausq.org/ initial vDSO patch by Randolf Chung], Linux kernel v5.18 will now finally include [https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=df24e1783e6e0eb3dc0e3ba5a8df3bb0cc537408 '''vDSO support''']. In addition Kernel v5.18 includes multiple TLB/cache-flush fixes and improvements.  
* '''Apr 2013''' - Website updated, added [[Debian_Ports_Installation|Debian ports installation instructions]] and updated [[TODO]] list.
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* '''Mar 2013''' - Debian 7.0 (wheezy) without HPPA.
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| style="vertical-align:top;" |'''Feb 2022'''||Many [https://github.com/qemu/qemu/commit/8f3e5ce773c62bb5c4a847f3a9a5c98bbb3b359f Qemu patches were applied] to improve HP-UX graphics and mouse, allows up to 16 vCPUs, TOC support and much more. See our [[Qemu]] page.
* '''Feb 2013''' - Many PA-RISC Linux kernel patches have been integrated into Kernel 3.8. Stability will improve even further with kernel 3.9.
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* '''Feb 2012''' - Website is back up! Work continues on the debian-ports support for HPPA.
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| style="vertical-align:top;" |'''Jan 2022'''||Kernel v5.16 released, with as many parisc enhancements and patches than never before!
* '''Sep 2010''' - HPPA dropped as an official release architecture for squeeze.
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* '''Sep 2009''' - NPTL transition is ready, thanks to the efforts of Carlos!
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| style="vertical-align:top;" |'''Dec 2021'''||Richard Henderson and Helge Deller [https://lists.nongnu.org/archive/html/qemu-devel/2021-12/msg04501.html fix a mis-translation of the stby assembly instruction in Qemu].<br>
* '''Feb 2009''' - Debian 5.0!
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Multiple important kernel fixes by Dave Anglin.
* '''Apr 2007''' - Debian 4.0!
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* '''Jul 2006''' - James fixes (mostly) parisc-linux on PA8800! w00t!
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| style="vertical-align:top;" |'''Nov 2021'''||Sven fixes a [https://midnight-commander.org/ticket/3887 long-standing endianess bug in midnight commander which hangs the console when using F10 to exit].<br>
* '''Mar 2006''' - Fixed stifb on 64-bit machines. X now works with a 64-bit kernel!
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Kernel v5.16 will include [https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=bc294838cc3443a2fbec58f8936ad4bd0a0b3055 TOC] and [https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=ec5c115050f59114e216212837f1c1ebc54bdfc9 KFENCE] support.
* '''Dec 2005''' - Fixed framebuffer console on 32bit HCRX graphic cards
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* '''Dec 2005''' - PCMCIA support added (e.g. used in Tadpole PA-RISC laptops)
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| style="vertical-align:top;" |'''Sep 2021'''||Starting with Linux kernel 5.15, you will need to specify "ARCH=parisc64" on the command line when bulding a 64-bit kernel.<br>
* '''Jun 2005''' - Debian 3.1!
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Adrian announced that he built [https://lists.debian.org/debian-hppa/2021/09/msg00003.html new installation medias for debian unstable], [https://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/ports/snapshots/2021-09-23/ ISO images are available here].
* '''Mar 2005''' - The parisc-linux patch set is less than 200K for the first time ever! Thanks to willy for doing such a great job pushing patches upstream!
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* '''Jun 2004''' - Support for PA8800/zx1 committed!
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| style="vertical-align:top;" |'''Jul 2021'''||The power supply of our old A400 server ("parisc") broke and got replaced. Machine is now back up again.  
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| style="vertical-align:top;" |'''Feb 2021'''||Various fixes (e.g. [https://lists.nongnu.org/archive/html/qemu-devel/2021-02/msg03433.html 1][https://lists.nongnu.org/archive/html/qemu-devel/2021-02/msg00298.html 2]) for qemu v5.2 to further improve qemu-user emulation.<br>
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[http://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=b7795074a04669d0a023babf786d29bf67c68783 Switch to a faster page table locking mechanism] with Linux kernel v5.12.
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| style="vertical-align:top;" |'''Jan 2021'''||[http://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/deller/palo.git/ PALO v2.15 released].
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New parisc Debian build server [https://buildd.debian.org/status/architecture.php?a=hppa&suite=sid&buildd=buildd_hppa-pasta "pasta"], which runs in a qemu-user parisc chroot environment on a x86-64 virtual machine with 8 CPUs and 16GB RAM. Many thanks to the [http://osuosl.org/ OSU Open Source Lab] who sponsors this VM!<br>
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Additionally there is a new parisc Debian build server [https://buildd.debian.org/status/architecture.php?a=hppa&suite=sid&buildd=buildd_hppa-paq "paq"]. This qemu-user based build server runs on a Synology DS920+ in a x86-64 virtual machine with 3 Intel Celeron J4125 CPUs and 1.5GB RAM.
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== How to install PARISC Linux ==  
 
== How to install PARISC Linux ==  
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== PA-RISC FAQ ==  
 
== PA-RISC FAQ ==  
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* [[Hardware_support|Is my hardware supported?]]
 
* [[Hardware_support|Is my hardware supported?]]
 
* [[PARISC FAQ]]
 
* [[PARISC FAQ]]
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* [[TODO]]
 
* [[TODO]]
 
* [[Debian_Buildpackages]] - How to build packages for debian?
 
* [[Debian_Buildpackages]] - How to build packages for debian?
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* [[How to create Debian unstable iso images]]
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* [[HP part numbers]]
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== Documentation ==
 
== Documentation ==
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* [[Technical Documentation]] - Hardware and platform documents
 
* [[Overview_HP9000_Workstation_and_Servers]] - Overview of HP9000 Servers and Workstations
 
* [[Overview_HP9000_Workstation_and_Servers]] - Overview of HP9000 Servers and Workstations
* [[Technical Documentation]] - hardware and platform documents
 
 
* [[LinuxKernel]] - Implementation details of Linux kernel on parisc
 
* [[LinuxKernel]] - Implementation details of Linux kernel on parisc
 
* Specific [[Documentation]] about the PA-RISC Linux port
 
* Specific [[Documentation]] about the PA-RISC Linux port
 
* [[Debian Buildpackages]] - how to build debian packages for parisc
 
* [[Debian Buildpackages]] - how to build debian packages for parisc
 
* [[TestCases]] - To be checked testcases which produced problems in the past
 
* [[TestCases]] - To be checked testcases which produced problems in the past
 
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* [[Running HP-UX 9.0 on virtual HP9000/370 with MAME]]
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* [[Hidden B/C/J Class Manufacturer and DEBUG commands]]
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* [[Repairing a non-starting C240/C360 Power supply]]
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* [[C8000 Debug connector]]
 
== External Resources ==
 
== External Resources ==
  
* http://www.parisc-linux.org/index.html - The former and now historical PA-RISC/Linux website
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* http://www.openpa.net/index.html - The OpenPA Project
* http://www.pateam.org/ - The PA/Linux ESIEE Team
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* http://www.wikiwand.com/en/HP_9000  and   http://www.wikiwand.com/en/PA-RISC - Good overview of PA-RISC, HP-UX, CDE, ...
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* http://web.archive.org/web/20040202003152/http://www.cpus.hp.com/technical_references/parisc.shtml - Historic PA-RISC Documentation from HP.com (2004)
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* http://www.3kranger.com/HP3000/mpeix/hard.shtm#PA-RISC - PA-RISC arch & HP3000 docs
 
* http://www.debian.org/ports/hppa/ - Debian HPPA port page
 
* http://www.debian.org/ports/hppa/ - Debian HPPA port page
 
* http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/handbook/handbook-hppa.xml - Gentoo HPPA Handbook
 
* http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/handbook/handbook-hppa.xml - Gentoo HPPA Handbook
* http://www.openpa.net/index.html - The OpenPA Project
 
 
* http://www.hpmuseum.net/collection_document.php - HP Computer Museum
 
* http://www.hpmuseum.net/collection_document.php - HP Computer Museum
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* http://computermuseum.informatik.uni-stuttgart.de/dev/hp9000_840/ - Uni Stuttgart Computermuseum - HP 9000/840 (first PA-RISC machine)
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* http://tenox.pdp-11.ru/hpux/ - HP/UX ressources
 
* http://www.mach-linux.org/ - OSF Mach-Linux
 
* http://www.mach-linux.org/ - OSF Mach-Linux
 
* http://www.unixnerd.demon.co.uk/hp_unix.html - UnixNerds/HPUX
 
* http://www.unixnerd.demon.co.uk/hp_unix.html - UnixNerds/HPUX
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* https://github.com/larsbrinkhoff/awesome-cpus - All CPUs documented
 
* http://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/deller/parisc-linux.git - Helge's PARISC Linux Kernel git tree
 
* http://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/deller/parisc-linux.git - Helge's PARISC Linux Kernel git tree
 
* https://patchwork.kernel.org/project/linux-parisc/list - PARISC Linux Patchwork
 
* https://patchwork.kernel.org/project/linux-parisc/list - PARISC Linux Patchwork
 
* http://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/deller/palo.git - PALO boot loader source code
 
* http://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/deller/palo.git - PALO boot loader source code
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* Archived historical webpages:
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** http://www.parisc-linux.org/index.html - The former and now historical PA-RISC/Linux website
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** http://pateam.parisc-linux.org - The PA/Linux ESIEE Team (former www.pateam.org webpage)

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Contents

[edit] Introduction to Linux on PA-RISC

Parisc-powered-graphics.png

PA-RISC Linux porting project

The PA-RISC project provides a native port of Linux to the PA-RISC architecture.
Today PA-RISC Linux is stable and runs on most PA-RISC machines.
PA-RISC Linux Project History tells how the project got started. See the Hall of Fame for a list of folks who brought you the initial 0.9x and Debian 3.0 releases.

[edit] Linux distributions for PA-RISC machines

Linux runs on most physical PA-RISC machines.
You may even install PA-RISC Linux in a virtual machine with Qemu.
Check the PARISC FAQ and Hardware support if you have trouble installing Linux.

Debian Linux

Debian Linux

PA-RISC is a non-release architecture in the Debian Ports project.
Debian Linux for PA-RISC is usable and stable with more than 12,800 Debian packages available.
You can download the latest installation ISO here or here.
Gentoo Linux

Gentoo Linux

PA-RISC is a fully supported architecture of Gentoo Linux.
The Gentoo hppa team provides Gentoo Linux installation ISOs available for download.
If you wish to install Gentoo Linux for PA-RISC, we suggest that your read the Handbook on how to install Gentoo Linux for PA-RISC.

[edit] Our sponsors

Osl logo.png Oregon State University Open Source Lab
  • Hosting and support for the physical parisc servers "parisc" (since 2014) and "panama" (since 2017)
  • Hosting of a x86 virtual machine for the qemu-user based parisc build server "pasta" (since Jan 2021)
  • Hosting of this Wiki (via kernel.org infrastructure)
Rp3410 small.jpg Roberto C. Sánchez sponsored a HP rp3410 server with one 800 MHz PA8900 CPU. (May 2017)

If you want to sponsor physical machines and/or hosting - please contact me

[edit] PA-RISC NEWS

Nov 2022 Installed new buildd servers "paladin" (a qemu-user emulation running Debian-x86 in VirtualBox on Windows).
Oct 2022 After 22 years the power supply in our A500-44 server (which was sponsored by HP) finally broke. It had hosted the ftp site and the mailing lists and was replaced by a x86-VM. Installed new buildd servers "pad" (a qemu-user emulation running Debian-x86 in VirtualBox on Windows) and "atlas" (physical C8000 machine).
Sep 2022 Lots of enhancements to the qemu-user emulation. Many of the debian buildd servers run now on x86 hardware which use qemu-user to build packages.
Aug 2022 New palo version 2.22 released, with support for booting without palo- or /boot paritions.

QEMU version 7.1.0 with many PA-RISC related enhancements and fixes has been released.

Jun 2022 Sam James added seccomp support in unit files on HPPA to systemd v252 and worked on elfutils support for HPPA.
John David Anglin helped to fix a glibc bug about broken argv adjustments
Mark Cave-Ayland provided lots of internal cleanups to the hppa PS/2 keyboard and PS/2 mouse emulation in the upcoming QEMU v7.1 to bring the source code up to latest QEMU coding standards.
May 2022 Linux kernel v5.18 released, includes vDSO-, CPU hotplug- and improved cache flushing support.
QEMU v7.1: Fix X11 cursor emulation in HP-UX and allow emulated PS/2 keyboard input in firmware boot menu
QEMU v7.1: Fix serial port pass-through from host to guest
Apr 2022 CPU Hotplug support added to Kernel v5.18.
PALO v2.16 released. Prior versions didn't showed all available kernels when listing /boot directory at IPL menu.
Mar 2022 A new set of debian-hppa installation medias for debian unstable provided by Adrian Glaubitz.

16 years after the initial vDSO patch by Randolf Chung, Linux kernel v5.18 will now finally include vDSO support. In addition Kernel v5.18 includes multiple TLB/cache-flush fixes and improvements.

Feb 2022 Many Qemu patches were applied to improve HP-UX graphics and mouse, allows up to 16 vCPUs, TOC support and much more. See our Qemu page.
Jan 2022 Kernel v5.16 released, with as many parisc enhancements and patches than never before!
Dec 2021 Richard Henderson and Helge Deller fix a mis-translation of the stby assembly instruction in Qemu.

Multiple important kernel fixes by Dave Anglin.

Nov 2021 Sven fixes a long-standing endianess bug in midnight commander which hangs the console when using F10 to exit.

Kernel v5.16 will include TOC and KFENCE support.

Sep 2021 Starting with Linux kernel 5.15, you will need to specify "ARCH=parisc64" on the command line when bulding a 64-bit kernel.

Adrian announced that he built new installation medias for debian unstable, ISO images are available here.

Jul 2021 The power supply of our old A400 server ("parisc") broke and got replaced. Machine is now back up again.
Feb 2021 Various fixes (e.g. 12) for qemu v5.2 to further improve qemu-user emulation.

Switch to a faster page table locking mechanism with Linux kernel v5.12.

Jan 2021 PALO v2.15 released.

New parisc Debian build server "pasta", which runs in a qemu-user parisc chroot environment on a x86-64 virtual machine with 8 CPUs and 16GB RAM. Many thanks to the OSU Open Source Lab who sponsors this VM!
Additionally there is a new parisc Debian build server "paq". This qemu-user based build server runs on a Synology DS920+ in a x86-64 virtual machine with 3 Intel Celeron J4125 CPUs and 1.5GB RAM.

1998-2020 See PA-RISC_Linux_Project_History for older news.

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