Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 463317
[LTC 6.0 FEAT] 201573:Update GDB to version 6.9 or later
Last modified: 2016-09-19 22:04:35 EDT
Emily J. Ratliff <email@example.com> - 2008-09-16 18:28 EDT
1. Feature Overview:
Feature Id: 
a. Name of Feature: Update GDB to version 6.9 or later
b. Feature Description
GDB version 6.9 (or what version after 6.8 turns out to be called) and later will include Python
scripting support which interests us, as well as the async and multi-thread improvements currently
being developed by CodeSourcery.
2. Feature Details:
Arch Specificity: Both
Affects Toolchain: Yes
Delivery Mechanism: Direct from community
Request Type: Package - Update Version
d. Upstream Acceptance: In Progress
Sponsor Priority 2
f. Severity: Medium
IBM Confidential: no
Code Contribution: 3rd party code
g. Component Version Target: GDB 6.9+
3. Business Case
The Python scripting benefits are described in its own feature request (devtrack 201572), and the
async and multi-thread improvements will be a win for development and RAS of enterprise middleware
applications, which employ heavy multithreading.
4. Primary contact at Red Hat:
5. Primary contacts at Partner:
Project Management Contact:
Michael Hohnbaum, firstname.lastname@example.org, 503-578-5486
Thiago Jung Bauermann, email@example.com
Alexander Johnson, firstname.lastname@example.org
The features described in the business case are present in the Archer code which will ship in Fedora 11, so no patch to be attached here too.
IBM is signed up to test and provide feedback.
*** Bug 463318 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 463834 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Decimal Floating Point support shipped in GDB version 6.8, and is also present in the Archer code which will be used in Fedora 11. Am I right in my assuption that there's no need to post a patch here?
This enhancement request was evaluated by the full Red Hat Enterprise Linux
team for inclusion in a Red Hat Enterprise Linux major release. As a
result of this evaluation, Red Hat has tentatively approved inclusion of
this feature in the next Red Hat Enterprise Linux major release.
While it is a goal to include this enhancement in the next major release
of Red Hat Enterprise Linux, the enhancement is not yet committed for
inclusion in the next major release pending the next phase of actual
code integration and successful Red Hat and partner testing.
(In reply to comment #8)
> Decimal Floating Point support shipped in GDB version 6.8, and is also present
> in the Archer code which will be used in Fedora 11. Am I right in my assuption
> that there's no need to post a patch here?
Decimal floating point has been verified as working in:
Bug 463834 Comment 4
I opened a specific feature for python because I thought it could give better coverage if we need something for python which for some reason doesn't get into the next gdb version (even though we are striving to get it all upstream). If you think this is not necessary (since 463317 mentions python as well), this can be duped.
Python scripting support is present in the Archer code going into Fedora 11, so I believe I don't need to post patches here...
------- Comment From email@example.com 2010-05-07 14:48 EDT-------
Verified the feature by checking that RHEL6 includes GDB 7.1.
------- Comment From firstname.lastname@example.org 2010-05-07 14:45 EDT-------
Just verified the feature by checking that RHEL6 contains GDB version 7.1, which includes the DFP support.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Beta 2 is now available and should resolve
the problem described in this bug report. This report is therefore being closed
with a resolution of CURRENTRELEASE. You may reopen this bug report if the
solution does not work for you.
------- Comment From email@example.com 2010-05-07 14:50 EDT-------
Verified the feature by checking that RHEL6 includes GDB 7.1, which has Python scripting support, plus the archer patch, which adds additional Python hooks.