For the pole error, POSIX.1 says of lgamma(): Pole Error The x argument is a negative integer or zero. If the integer expression (math_errhandling & MATH_ERRNO) is non-zero, then errno shall be set to [ERANGE]. If the integer expression (math_errhandling & MATH_ERREXCEPT) is non-zero, then the divide-by-zero floating-point exception shall be raised. == glibc 2.8's lgamma() does raise the divide-by-zero exception, as expected. It also sets errno, but to the wrong value: errno is set to EDOM, when it should instead be ERANGE.

Created attachment 2842 [details] test program Attached a test program. Sample run showing the problem: $ /tmp/mt_lgamma -- -1 errno == EDOM fetestexcept() says: FE_DIVBYZERO lgamma(-1.00000000000000000e+00)=inf EDOM FE_DIVBYZERO +inf

This bug appears to have been fixed in glibc 2.10, and man-pages-3.27 is updated accordingly.