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= PA-RISC Linux TODO (actually this is Helge's TODO list) =
 
= PA-RISC Linux TODO (actually this is Helge's TODO list) =
  
== Status & TODO 2021-02-01 ==
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== Status & TODO 2021-09-11 ==
* Track [https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=970460 qemu-user: trashes argv[0] breaking multi-call binaries] QEMU bug.
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* Clean up drivers/parisc/iosapic.c  and drivers/parisc/sba_iommu.c (Mail from Carlos Bilbao)
* Fix PGD_ORDER and pgd_spinlock() as suggested by Matthew Wilcox, see: https://lore.kernel.org/linux-parisc/20201204124402.GN11935@casper.infradead.org/
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* QEMU issues:
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** Track [https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=970460 qemu-user: trashes argv0 breaking multi-call binaries] QEMU bug.
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** Because of this bug, qemu-user still has build-problems with those packages: lilypond, fceux, perl, sane-backends
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* Finish OpenJDK, see patch and mail from Adrian Glaubitz 05.02.2021.
 
* parisc timers: convert to generic clockevent (Arnd Bergmann) - https://patchwork.kernel.org/project/linux-parisc/patch/20201008154651.1901126-14-arnd@arndb.de/
 
* parisc timers: convert to generic clockevent (Arnd Bergmann) - https://patchwork.kernel.org/project/linux-parisc/patch/20201008154651.1901126-14-arnd@arndb.de/
 
* qemu: Check "HPPA support for IGNITE-UX install discs" for HP Logic Analyzer 16700A (Mail from Keith Monahan <keith@techtravels.org> Sept 2020)
 
* qemu: Check "HPPA support for IGNITE-UX install discs" for HP Logic Analyzer 16700A (Mail from Keith Monahan <keith@techtravels.org> Sept 2020)
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** STARTED: Finish LASI and 82596 NIC for QEMU -> https://github.com/hdeller/qemu-hppa/commits/lasi
 
** STARTED: Finish LASI and 82596 NIC for QEMU -> https://github.com/hdeller/qemu-hppa/commits/lasi
 
* DONE: autofs/automounter is broken, patch sent to list, https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=892953
 
* DONE: autofs/automounter is broken, patch sent to list, https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=892953
* Fix stifb kernel hangs with latest kernels (4.9ff)
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* Probably fixed: Fix stifb kernel hangs with latest kernels (4.9ff)
 
* Add BPF assember implementation
 
* Add BPF assember implementation
 
* Enable SPARSEMEM_VMEMMAP_ENABLE
 
* Enable SPARSEMEM_VMEMMAP_ENABLE
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** [http://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=22ee3ea588dfc84ccb8cea5ea37051dfed91b9b9 parisc: Make user stack size configurable]
 
** [http://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=22ee3ea588dfc84ccb8cea5ea37051dfed91b9b9 parisc: Make user stack size configurable]
 
** parisc: Remove leftover reference to the power_tasklet
 
** parisc: Remove leftover reference to the power_tasklet
** [https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=00e35f2b0e8acb88d4e1aa96ff0490e3bfe46580 '''parisc: Enable -mlong-calls gcc option by default when !CONFIG_MODULES''']
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** [http://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=00e35f2b0e8acb88d4e1aa96ff0490e3bfe46580 '''parisc: Enable -mlong-calls gcc option by default when !CONFIG_MODULES'''] (backported to v5.6+)
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* Kernel 5.12
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** [http://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=b7795074a04669d0a023babf786d29bf67c68783 '''parisc: Optimize per-pagetable spinlocks''']
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** [http://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=2347961b11d4079deace3c81dceed460c08a8fc1 '''binfmt_misc: pass binfmt_misc flags to the interpreter''']
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** [http://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=c70919bd9d0782a6078ccd37d7f861d514f5481e '''parisc: Fix IVT checksum calculation wrt HPMC''']
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** [http://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=31680c1d1595a59e17c14ec036b192a95f8e5f4a parisc: Bump 64-bit IRQ stack size to 64 KB]
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** parisc: Drop out of get_whan() if task is running again
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** parisc: Use the generic devmem_is_allowed()
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** parisc: Replace test_ti_thread_flag() with test_tsk_thread_flag()
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** parisc: Enable -mlong-calls gcc option with CONFIG_COMPILE_TEST (backported to v5.6+)
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** arch/parisc/kernel: remove duplicate include in ptrace
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** parisc: math-emu: Few spelling fixes in the file fpu.h
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** parisc: avoid a warning on u8 cast for cmpxchg on u8 pointers (backported to v5.8+)
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** parisc: parisc-agp requires SBA IOMMU driver (backported to all)
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** parisc: Remove duplicate struct task_struct declaration
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* Kernel 5.13
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** parisc: switch to generic syscall header scripts
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* Kernel 5.14
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** [http://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=f6a3308d6feb351d9854eb8b3f6289a1ac163125 '''Revert "parisc: Add assembly implementations for memset, strlen, strcpy, strncpy and strcat"'''] (backported to 5.4+)
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* Kernel 5.15
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** parisc: switch from 'pci_' to 'dma_' API
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** parisc/parport_gsc: switch from 'pci_' to 'dma_' API
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** [https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=55b70eed81cba1331773d4aaf5cba2bb07475cd8 parisc: Increase size of gcc stack frame check]
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** [https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=6f1fce595b78b775d7fb585c15c2dc3a6994f96e parisc: math-emu: Fix fall-through warnings]
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** parisc: Replace symbolic permissions with octal permissions
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** parisc: math-emu: Avoid "fmt" macro collision
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** [https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=d220da0967dbda232350c5dc39317e04e0892743 parisc: remove unused arch/parisc/boot/install.sh and its phony target]
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** [https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=6ef4661cad32b5098ffb31be3282c866befde85f parisc: move core-y in arch/parisc/Makefile to arch/parisc/Kbuild]
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** [https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=5f6e0fe01b6b33894cf6f61b359ab5a6d2b7674e parisc: Fix compile failure when building 64-bit kernel natively]
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** [https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=7bf82eb3873fbbee8273f60ddef584194b99f6c1 parisc: Rename PMD_ORDER to PMD_TABLE_ORDER]
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** [https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=030f653078316a9cc9ca6bd1b0234dcf858be35d '''parisc: fix crash with signals and alloca'''] (backported to all)
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** parisc: ccio-dma.c: Added tab instead of spaces
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** parisc: Make struct parisc_driver::remove() return void
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** [https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=e5a2cac908df691f1637f9272d4c6dec83239611 parisc: Drop __arch_swab16(), arch_swab24(), _arch_swab32() and __arch_swab64() functions]
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** [https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=c42813b71a06a2ff4a155aa87ac609feeab76cf3 '''parisc: Fix unaligned-access crash in bootloader'''] (backported to v5.14)
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** parisc: Move pci_dev_is_behind_card_dino to where it is used
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** parisc: Add missing FORCE prerequisite in Makefile
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** [https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=1260dea6d2eb75706c978da828a36f0def590d3a '''parisc: Drop strnlen_user() in favour of generic version''']
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** parisc: Drop useless debug info and comments from signal.c
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** [https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=3e4a1aff2a97cb4fd7f0268e4b69e8c9d3641277 parisc: Check user signal stack trampoline is inside TASK_SIZE]
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** [https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=e4f2006f1287e7ea17660490569cff323772dac4 parisc: Reduce sigreturn trampoline to 3 instructions]
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** [https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=d97180ad68bdb7ee10f327205a649bc2f558741d parisc: Mark sched_clock unstable only if clocks are not syncronized]
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** [https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=671028728083e856e9919221b109e3b2cd2ccc49 '''parisc: Implement __get/put_kernel_nofault()'''] (Dropped CONFIG_SET_FS incl. KERNEL_DS and USER_DS)
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** [https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=90cc7bed1ed19f869ae7221a6b41887fe762a6a3 parisc: Use absolute_pointer() to define PAGE0]
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** [https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=9caea0007601d3bc6debec04f8b4cd6f4c2394be parisc: Declare pci_iounmap() parisc version only when CONFIG_PCI enabled]
  
 
== Debian kernel and userspace programs ==
 
== Debian kernel and userspace programs ==

Latest revision as of 20:15, 19 September 2021

Contents

[edit] PA-RISC Linux TODO (actually this is Helge's TODO list)

[edit] Status & TODO 2021-09-11

  • Kernel: still missing Linux kernel development (no patches available yet):
    • maybe implement transparent huge pages (due to cache coherency technically only possible on PA8500-PA8700 CPUs, not possible on PA8800-PA8900 CPUs)
    • optimize flush_dcache_page() implementation like sparc. See Documentation/cachetlb.txt, e.g. used in aio subsystem
    • NO_IRQ -> should be converted to (0) instead of (-1) -> Helge (check assembly, check in drivers/parisc/*)
    • check assembly in drivers/parisc/*
    • use pdc_add_valid() in kern_addr_valid(), protect against crashable acesses (like for superio-pc-drivers-detection in lp), add pdc_add_valid() to create a probe_kernel_read() implementation.
    • arch/parisc/kernel/sys_parisc.c -> use SYSCALL_ALIAS() -> maybe
  • Kernel: Low priority patches needs further work
    • disable FP-register save/restore at kernel entry? - https://patchwork.kernel.org/patch/3975291/
    • enable 16k/64k kernel page sizes (still cacheflushing-issues with SCSI driver, additional work in glibc needed to deal with >4k page size, e.g. ld-loader alignments of data/code segments)
    • Superdome support - can someone test? Should work better now with latest kernels (maybe ask Dennis Clarke <dclarke@blastwave.org>, Jan 2019).
    • Visualize FX support (will probably never happen!)
    • implement BUG() and WARN() with inline assembly so that interrupt happens in delay branch of "or,<> %r0,cond,%r0". Probably not possible, because gcc will report "control reaches end of non-void function" warnings/errors.
  • 64-bit userspace support (from Dave Anglin, Nick Hudson):
    • 64-bit userspace, Binutils 64-bit binutils needs to be fixed to get multiple stub section support.
    • glibc port (hppa64 can use the generic thread code)
    • 64-bit support in gcc is probably pretty good as 64-bit HP-UX works fine.
    • gdb could be a problem due to a lack of a maintainer.
  • Debian packages / Userspace work
    • IMPORTANT: fix OpenJDK - fixes required in zeroport (stack grows up!).
    • gcc -> join 32- and 64bit compiler, make "-m64" work, get rid of hppa64-linux-gnu-gcc
  • userspace
  • palo (PA-RISC Boot Loader):
    • Fix palo deb package to build iplboot natively (https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=851792)
    • Palo needs better user interaction instead of "0", "1".... Howtos.
    • Modify (if possible), that palo can read (sequential) tftpbootable-vmlinuxes as well as the current boot-vmlinux images (simplifies build/handling)

[edit] Upstream PA-RISC-related kernel patch history

[edit] Debian kernel and userspace programs

Debian kernel / Generic Kernel bugs fixed

    • DONE: Fixed 64bit SMP kernel & sticon on machines with more than 4GB RAM (Kernel 3.12)
    • DONE: Lots of syscall fixes regarding compat kernel
    • DONE: send patches to remove UP from debian kernels, use sil680 instead of siimage, see http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=721191 -> fixed in 3.12 / 3.13
    • DONE: Enable BMC in c8000 default kernel config - ipmi driver (CONFIG_IPMI_HANDLER=y) - http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=747482
    • DONE: remove HIL RTC from debian kernel - it creates a backtrace at boot because we have already another rtc0 active.
    • DONE: add ppdev driver, needed by CUPS, systemd reports missing module load (3.17 & 3.16 kernel)
    • DONE: Add crc-modules, event, isofs, jfs, mouse, sata, sound, squashfs, udf, uinput, scsi-common, scsi-extra, loop, serial and usb-serial debian-installer packages
    • DONE: Kernel build problem: a) disable -mfast-indirect-calls in Makefile, b) gcc compiler bug in > gcc-4.8.3-3
    • DONE: Drop HPUX-support from kernel (Kernel 4.0)
    • DONE: implemented HUGE pages
    • DONE: kernel timerfd_settime/timerfd_gettime issue, test with debian package: liblinux-fd-perl -> https://patchwork.kernel.org/patch/7951661/, backported to all kernels
    • DONE: kernel ptrace bug: http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.linux.ports.parisc/26273, possible fix: https://patchwork.kernel.org/patch/8063301/
    • DONE: Implement CONFIG_DEBUG_STACK_USAGE, in kernel 4.6
    • DONE: Use 32bit exception table entries, in kernel 4.6
    • DONE: implemented seccomp syscal, including SECCOMP_MODE_STRICT and mode 2
    • DONE: Fixed FTRACE support (http://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=366dd4ea9d5f0eb78fdf4982d76506f99480ec0a)
    • DONE: Add syscall ftrace support
    • DONE: Simplify get_user()/put_user() with regard to %sr0/%sr2 usage.
    • DONE: Add tracehook support (needed for seccomp testcases, gdb, ...)
    • DONE: Added high-resolution sched_clock clocksources in 4.7, needed for debian packages: ismrmrd, haskell-http-conduit, ...
    • DONE: Detect physically broken memory via Page Deallocation Table (PDT), initial support in kernel 4.13
    • DONE: Make kernel self-decompressing (instead of palo reading gzipped kernels)
    • DONE: fix %pF and %pS usage in all kernel code
    • DONE: Enabled BMC/IPMI including Remote power on/off on C8000 and rp3410 machines (kernel 4.17 and above)
    • DONE: use CONFIG_COMPAT_BINFMT_ELF and get rid of arch/parisc/kernel/binfmt_elf32.c
    • DONE: Fix kernel writing core file, gdb reporting: BFD: Warning: /tmp/core.http.1655.ls3011.1465554447 is truncated: expected core file size >= 2187264, found: 2121728.
    • DONE: Find way to extract vmlinux out of vmlinuz (Kernel 4.19)
    • DONE: Implement alternative coding for UP & SMP, one debian kernel for UP and SMP, optimizations to avoid cache flushes on cache-less systems and other qemu-related speed-ups to avoid unnecessary syncronization (Kernel 4.20)
    • DONE: IRQ Balancing was broken, http://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=f73493eb4aecdd6edd8a749890e6e2dcfa0a7978
    • DONE: Added kgdb and kprobes in kernel 5.2, by Sven Schnelle
    • DONE: report on C8000 one socket with 2 cores
    • DONE: Check Kernel boot code if RAM of machine is big enough (e.g. is booting on 710 machine with 60MB possible?) - https://patchwork.kernel.org/patch/10888283/
    • DONE: convert to SPARSEMEM, instead of DISCONTIGMEM
    • DONE: (NOT POSSIBLE:) Enable huge pages on kernel text for C8000 as well - not possible, will crash due to required equivalent aliasing of caches.
    • DONE: Enable __ro_after_init
    • DONE: add dynamic ftrace support - provided by Sven in kernel 5.3
    • DONE: Fix fallouts from strace: http://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=b7dc5a071ddf69c0350396b203cba32fe5bab510,
    • DONE: implement kexec syscall
    • DONE: Analyze futex hang (CPU soft lockup) situation with test-lock testcase in the libprelude debian package - fixed by parisc: Add atomic64_set_release() define to avoid CPU soft lockups

QEMU:

  • DONE: Add kernel fw_cfg support (drivers/firmware/qemu_fw_cfg.c)

[edit] ABI breakages (e.g. dropped HP-UX support)

[edit] Considerations between Debian unstable and Debian Jessie release

Jessie was not stable on SMP machines, particularly those with PA8800/PA8900 processors. It's recommended to use kernel 4.4.15 or later. The current default gcc for unstable is gcc 5.4. Most hppa fixes have been back ported to 4.9 but not all. It shouldn't hurt to use binutils from unstable. Debian glibc 2.23 is best. Most old packages should still work although there maybe inequivalent aliasing issues which are relevant on PA8800. There's also a nasty issue with gmon_start being in every shared library in Jessie. This caused a few headaches and potentially breaks applications when it's removed from a library. If you stick with the glibc in Jessie, multithreaded applications may not work as well as they could, but maybe that's not important. The kernel update is the most important one. Since hppa moved to ports, there has been a huge number of bug fixes. System stability is dramatically improved and I believe more packages are available than ever before. It's better to run unstable and just be selective about running "apt-get upgrade". (by Dave Anglin)

[edit] parisc-linux.org Homepage and Debian build server infrastructure work

[edit] Linus Torvalds barking at parisc

[edit] Testsuites, kernel and userspace testing tools

[edit] TODO Drivers

  • write Lasi floppy driver
  • write Suckyio floppy driver
  • write spifi driver (rbrad)
  • modify ncr53c8xx driver for Outfield (735 & 755)
  • write GSC FDDI driver
  • write Timi ASIC (74x) support
  • EISA DMA support

[edit] Review all the todo entries below!

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