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-rw-r--r--repository.c2
-rw-r--r--repository.h8
2 files changed, 8 insertions, 2 deletions
diff --git a/repository.c b/repository.c
index edca907..8e60af1 100644
--- a/repository.c
+++ b/repository.c
@@ -235,8 +235,6 @@ int repo_read_index(struct repository *repo)
{
if (!repo->index)
repo->index = xcalloc(1, sizeof(*repo->index));
- else
- discard_index(repo->index);
return read_index_from(repo->index, repo->index_file);
}
diff --git a/repository.h b/repository.h
index 417787f..7f5e24a 100644
--- a/repository.h
+++ b/repository.h
@@ -92,6 +92,14 @@ extern int repo_submodule_init(struct repository *submodule,
const char *path);
extern void repo_clear(struct repository *repo);
+/*
+ * Populates the repository's index from its index_file, an index struct will
+ * be allocated if needed.
+ *
+ * Return the number of index entries in the populated index or a value less
+ * than zero if an error occured. If the repository's index has already been
+ * populated then the number of entries will simply be returned.
+ */
extern int repo_read_index(struct repository *repo);
#endif /* REPOSITORY_H */