Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 463514
[LTC 6.0 FEAT] 200948:Support the C99 Decimal Floating point Standard extensions.
Last modified: 2013-03-07 21:04:39 EST
Emily J. Ratliff <firstname.lastname@example.org> - 2008-09-16 17:35 EDT
1. Feature Overview:
Feature Id: 
a. Name of Feature: Support the C99 Decimal Floating point Standard extensions.
b. Feature Description
Implement IEEE754R and ISO/IEC JTC1/SC22, TR 24732: Decimal floating point. These specifications
define Hardware/software interchange formats and C99 language extensions for Decimal Floating Point
2. Feature Details:
Arch Specificity: Both
Affects Toolchain: Yes
Delivery Mechanism: Direct from community
Request Type: Toolchain - Enhancement from Upstream
d. Upstream Acceptance: Pending
Sponsor Priority 1
f. Severity: High
IBM Confidential: no
Code Contribution: IBM code
g. Component Version Target: Partial DFP implementation in GCC-4.2 full support should make GCC-4.3.
Performance Assistance: yes
3. Business Case
Most financial transactions require decimal computation. Supporting the emerging standard for
Decimal Floating Point. Enable more business applications by support a consistent and portable
(cross platform) Decimal computation standard. Provide high performance Decimal computation on
Support a wider array of of applications on Linux.
4. Primary contact at Red Hat:
5. Primary contacts at Partner:
Project Management Contact:
Michael Hohnbaum, email@example.com, 503-578-5486
Steven Munroe, firstname.lastname@example.org
RHEL 6 will include at least gcc-4.3.
The feature requested has already been accepted into the upstream code base
planned for the next major release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
When the next milestone release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 is available,
please verify that the feature requested is present and functioning as
Switching Severity from Urgent to High. Urgent should be reserved for problems that need to be fixed asynch.
Janis has confirmed that the DFP fixes we need are already in svn+ssh://gcc.gnu.org/svn/gcc/branches/redhat/gcc-4_4-branch, which Jakub said would be used for RHEL6/Fedora11, so we seem to be all set wrt to DFP.
*** Bug 48556 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Fixed in 'gcc-4.4.1-22.el6', included in compose 'RHEL6.0-20091028.0'.
Moving to ON_QA.
------- Comment From email@example.com 2009-11-16 13:35 EDT-------
I ran gdb.base/dfp-exprs.exp and gdb.base/dfp-test.exp tests and all pass without errors.
VERIFIED per comment 6 (verified field set to IBM).
------- Comment From firstname.lastname@example.org 2010-05-03 13:40 EDT-------
Verified in RHEL6 Beta 1.
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.