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ARM Compiler ARM C and C++ Libraries and Floating-Point Support User Guide : The floating-point status word in a multithreaded environment

The floating-point status word in a multithreaded environment

Applicable to variants of the software floating-point libraries that require a status word, the floating-point status word is safe to use in a multithreaded environment, even with software floating-point.

status word for each thread is stored in its own __user_perthread_libspace block.

Note

In a hardware floating-point environment, the floating-point status word is stored in a Vector Floating-Point (VFP) register. In this case, your thread-switching mechanism must keep a separate copy of this register for each thread.

In ARM Compiler 6 floating-point variants are selected by default. The armclang command-line option -ffast-math selects the other variants.

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