#include <math.h>
int ilogb(double x);
int ilogbf(float x);
int ilogbl(long double x);
These functions shall return the exponent part of their argument x. Formally, the return value is the integral part of log_r|x| as a signed integral value, for non-zero x, where r is the radix of the machine's floating-point arithmetic, which is the value of FLT_RADIX defined in <float.h>.
An application wishing to check for error situations should set errno to zero and call feclearexcept(FE_ALL_EXCEPT) before calling these functions. On return, if errno is non-zero or fetestexcept(FE_INVALID | FE_DIVBYZERO | FE_OVERFLOW | FE_UNDERFLOW) is non-zero, an error has occurred.
Upon successful completion, these functions shall return the exponent part of x as a signed integer value. They are equivalent to calling the corresponding logb() function and casting the returned value to type int.
If x is 0, a domain error shall occur, and the value FP_ILOGB0 shall be returned.
If x is ±Inf, a domain error shall occur, and the value {INT_MAX} shall be returned.
If x is a NaN, a domain error shall occur, and the value FP_ILOGBNAN shall be returned.
If the correct value is greater than {INT_MAX}, {INT_MAX} shall be returned and a domain error shall occur.
If the correct value is less than {INT_MIN}, {INT_MIN} shall be returned and a domain error shall occur.
These functions shall fail if:
If the integer expression (math_errhandling & MATH_ERRNO) is non-zero, then errno shall be set to [EDOM]. If the integer expression (math_errhandling & MATH_ERREXCEPT) is non-zero, then the invalid floating-point exception shall be raised.
The following sections are informative.
On error, the expressions (math_errhandling & MATH_ERRNO) and (math_errhandling & MATH_ERREXCEPT) are independent of each other, but at least one of them must be non-zero.
The errors come from taking the expected floating-point value and converting it to int, which is an invalid operation in IEEE Std 754-1985 (since overflow, infinity, and NaN are not representable in a type int), so should be a domain error.
There are no known implementations that overflow. For overflow to happen, {INT_MAX} must be less than LDBL_MAX_EXP*log2(FLT_RADIX) or {INT_MIN} must be greater than LDBL_MIN_EXP*log2(FLT_RADIX) if subnormals are not supported, or {INT_MIN} must be greater than (LDBL_MIN_EXP-LDBL_MANT_DIG)*log2(FLT_RADIX) if subnormals are supported.
feclearexcept() , fetestexcept() , logb() , scalb() , the Base Definitions volume of IEEE Std 1003.1-2001, Section 4.18, Treatment of Error Conditions for Mathematical Functions, <float.h>, <math.h>