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authorJunio C Hamano <>2007-09-14 03:33:11 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2007-09-14 08:02:21 (GMT)
commit09d5dc32fbdfa7bfd23fe377455445dd2605c3b9 (patch)
tree52de5d806ece3c99acaba1a82d6504a0e32fa6f8 /builtin-rm.c
parent611d8139e4e0a78797a0821074fc94a4f8d74b7b (diff)
Simplify cache API
Earlier, add_file_to_index() invalidated the path in the cache-tree but remove_file_from_cache() did not, and the user of the latter needed to invalidate the entry himself. This led to a few bugs due to missed invalidate calls already. This patch makes the management of cache-tree less error prone by making more invalidate calls from lower level cache API functions. The rules are: - If you are going to write the index, you should either maintain cache_tree correctly. - If you cannot, alternatively you can remove the entire cache_tree by calling cache_tree_free() before you call write_cache(). - When you modify the index, cache_tree_invalidate_path() should be called with the path you are modifying, to discard the entry from the cache-tree structure. - The following cache API functions exported from read-cache.c (and the macro whose names have "cache" instead of "index") automatically call cache_tree_invalidate_path() for you: - remove_file_from_index(); - add_file_to_index(); - add_index_entry(); You can modify the index bypassing the above API functions (e.g. find an existing cache entry from the index and modify it in place). You need to call cache_tree_invalidate_path() yourself in such a case. Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
Diffstat (limited to 'builtin-rm.c')
1 files changed, 0 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/builtin-rm.c b/builtin-rm.c
index 9a808c1..3b0677e 100644
--- a/builtin-rm.c
+++ b/builtin-rm.c
@@ -227,7 +227,6 @@ int cmd_rm(int argc, const char **argv, const char *prefix)
if (remove_file_from_cache(path))
die("git-rm: unable to remove %s", path);
- cache_tree_invalidate_path(active_cache_tree, path);
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