Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 463617
[LTC 6.0 FEAT] 201186:Binutils: Decimal Floating Point support
Last modified: 2013-03-07 21:04:40 EST
Emily J. Ratliff <firstname.lastname@example.org> - 2008-09-16 18:07 EDT
1. Feature Overview:
Feature Id: 
a. Name of Feature: Binutils: Decimal Floating Point support
b. Feature Description
Support the DFP hardware instructions in the GNU assembler and other binutils tools.
2. Feature Details:
Arch Specificity: Purely Arch Specific Code
Affects Toolchain: Yes
Delivery Mechanism: Direct from community
Request Type: Toolchain - Enhancement from IBM
d. Upstream Acceptance: Accepted
Sponsor Priority 1
f. Severity: High
IBM Confidential: no
Code Contribution: IBM code
g. Component Version Target: /kernel.org/pub/linux/devel/binutils 126.96.36.199.7
3. Business Case
Make use of new hardware instructions and thus Improve Performance of Applications Applications
running operations on DFP type values.
4. Primary contact at Red Hat:
5. Primary contacts at Partner:
Project Management Contact:
Hans-Georg Markgraf, email@example.com, Boeblingen 49-7031-16-3978
Gonzalo Muelas Serrano, firstname.lastname@example.org
Thomas Schwarz, email@example.com
RHEL 6 will include at least binutils-188.8.131.52, so this should not be a problem.
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
IBM is signed up to test and provide feedback
Fixed in 'binutils-184.108.40.206.14-34.el6', included in compose 'RHEL6.0-20091028.0'.
Moving to ON_QA.
------- Comment From firstname.lastname@example.org 2010-06-23 08:07 EDT-------
This feature is verified on R6 snapshots
Set feature to "verified" Thx
Setting Verified flag based on IBM's feedback
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.