In the ARM C library:
some functions are never thread-safe, for example
some functions are inherently thread-safe, for example
some functions, such as
malloc(), can be made thread-safe by implementing the
other functions are only thread-safe if you pass the appropriate arguments, for example
Threading problems might occur when your application makes use of the ARM C library in a way that is hidden, for example, if the compiler implicitly calls functions that you have not explicitly called in your source code. Familiarity with the thread-safe C library functions and C library functions that are not thread-safe can help you to avoid this type of threading problem, although in general, it is unlikely to arise.