cache: use const char * for get_object_directory()

The get_object_directory() method returns the exact string stored at
the_repository->objects->odb->path. The return type of "char *" implies
that the caller must keep track of the buffer and free() it when
complete. This causes significant problems later when the ODB is

Use "const char *" as the return type to avoid this confusion. There are
no current callers that care about the non-const definition.

Signed-off-by: Derrick Stolee <>
Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
Derrick Stolee 2022-04-25 18:27:14 +00:00 committed by Junio C Hamano
parent b56166ca57
commit 11f9e8de3d
2 changed files with 2 additions and 2 deletions

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@ -567,7 +567,7 @@ extern char *git_work_tree_cfg;
int is_inside_work_tree(void);
const char *get_git_dir(void);
const char *get_git_common_dir(void);
char *get_object_directory(void);
const char *get_object_directory(void);
char *get_index_file(void);
char *get_graft_file(struct repository *r);
void set_git_dir(const char *path, int make_realpath);

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@ -271,7 +271,7 @@ const char *get_git_work_tree(void)
return the_repository->worktree;
char *get_object_directory(void)
const char *get_object_directory(void)
if (!the_repository->objects->odb)
BUG("git environment hasn't been setup");