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Reentrancy Properties of `libm'

When a libm function detects an exceptional case, `errno' may be set,
the `matherr' function may be called, and a error message may be
written to the standard error stream.  This behavior may not be
   With reentrant C libraries like the Red Hat newlib C library,
`errno' is a macro which expands to the per-thread error value.  This
makes it thread safe.
   When the user provides his own `matherr' function it must be
reentrant for the math library as a whole to be reentrant.
   In normal debugged programs, there are usually no math subroutine
errors--and therefore no assignments to `errno' and no `matherr' calls;
in that situation, the math functions behave reentrantly.