cvs commit: src/lib/msun/src s_round.c s_roundf.c s_roundl.c
Bruce Evans
bde at FreeBSD.org
Fri Dec 2 13:45:07 GMT 2005
bde 2005-12-02 13:45:06 UTC
FreeBSD src repository
Modified files:
lib/msun/src s_round.c s_roundf.c s_roundl.c
Log:
Fixed roundf(). The following cases never worked in FreeBSD:
- in round-towards-minus-infinity mode, on all machines, roundf(x) never
worked for 0 < |x| < 0.5 (2*0x3effffff cases in all, or almost half of
float space). It was -0 for 0 < x < 0.5 and 0 for -0.5 < x < 0, but
should be 0 and -0, respectively. This is because t = ceilf(|x|) = 1
for these args, and when we adjust t from 1 to 0 by subtracting 1, we
get -0 in this rounding mode, but we want and expected to get 0.
- in round-towards-minus-infinity, round towards zero and round-to-nearest
modes, on machines that evaluate float expressions in float precision
(most machines except i386's), roundf(x) never worked for |x| =
<float value immediately below 0.5> (2 cases in all). It was +-1 but
should have been +-0. This is because t = ceilf(|x|) = 1 for these
args, and when we try to classify |x| by subtracting it from 1 we
get an unexpected rounding error -- the result is 0.5 after rounding
to float in all 3 rounding modes, so we we have forgotten the
difference between |x| and 0.5 and end up returning the same value
as for +-0.5.
The fix is to use floorf() instead of ceilf() and to add 1 instead of
-1 in the adjustment. With floorf() all the expressions used are
always evaluated exactly so there are no rounding problems, and with
adjustments of +1 we don't go near -0 when adjusting.
Attempted to fix round() and roundl() by cloning the fix for roundf().
This has only been tested for round(), only on args representable as
floats. Double expressions are evaluated in double precision even on
i386's, so round(0.5-epsilon) was broken even on i386's. roundl()
must be completely broken on i386's since long double precision is not
really supported. There seem to be no other dependencies on the
precision.
Revision Changes Path
1.4 +6 -6 src/lib/msun/src/s_round.c
1.4 +6 -6 src/lib/msun/src/s_roundf.c
1.2 +6 -6 src/lib/msun/src/s_roundl.c
More information about the cvs-src
mailing list