[v3,1/4] manual: logb(x) is floor(log2(fabs(x)))

Message ID 20240331203829.23591-2-alx@kernel.org
State Committed
Commit b7d15bd1f00ae3f941150c9e49e65fbc6595adda
Delegated to: DJ Delorie
Series manual: arith.texi and math.texi fixes |


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Commit Message

Alejandro Colomar March 31, 2024, 8:38 p.m. UTC
  log2(3) doesn't accept negative input, but it seems logb(3) does accept

Link: <https://lore.kernel.org/linux-man/ZeYKUOKYS7G90SaV@debian/T/#u>
Reported-by: Morten Welinder <mwelinder@gmail.com>
Reviewed-by: DJ Delorie <dj@redhat.com>
Cc: Adhemerval Zanella Netto <adhemerval.zanella@linaro.org>
Cc: Vincent Lefevre <vincent@vinc17.net>
Cc: Paul Zimmermann <Paul.Zimmermann@inria.fr>
Cc: Andreas Schwab <schwab@linux-m68k.org>
Signed-off-by: Alejandro Colomar <alx@kernel.org>
 manual/math.texi | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)


diff --git a/manual/math.texi b/manual/math.texi
index 2f6ee253b9..c54eaebb65 100644
--- a/manual/math.texi
+++ b/manual/math.texi
@@ -561,7 +561,7 @@  These functions return the base-2 logarithm of @var{x}.
 These functions extract the exponent of @var{x} and return it as a
 floating-point value.  If @code{FLT_RADIX} is two, @code{logb} is equal
-to @code{floor (log2 (x))}, except it's probably faster.
+to @code{floor (log2 (fabs (x)))}, except it's probably faster.
 If @var{x} is de-normalized, @code{logb} returns the exponent @var{x}
 would have if it were normalized.  If @var{x} is infinity (positive or