sha1_file: drop free_pack_by_name

The point of this function is to drop an entry from the
"packed_git" cache that points to a file we might be
overwriting, because our contents may not be the same (and
hence the only caller was pack-objects as it moved a
temporary packfile into place).

In older versions of git, this could happen because the
names of packfiles were derived from the set of objects they
contained, not the actual bits on disk. But since 1190a1a
(pack-objects: name pack files after trailer hash,
2013-12-05), the name reflects the actual bits on disk, and
any two packfiles with the same name can be used

Dropping this function not only saves a few lines of code,
it makes the lifetime of "struct packed_git" much easier to
reason about: namely, we now do not ever free these structs.

Signed-off-by: Jeff King <>
Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
Jeff King 6 years ago committed by Junio C Hamano
parent 77023ea3c3
commit 3157c880f6
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@ -1410,7 +1410,6 @@ extern unsigned char *use_pack(struct packed_git *, struct pack_window **, off_t
extern void close_pack_windows(struct packed_git *);
extern void close_all_packs(void);
extern void unuse_pack(struct pack_window **);
extern void free_pack_by_name(const char *);
extern void clear_delta_base_cache(void);
extern struct packed_git *add_packed_git(const char *path, size_t path_len, int local);

@ -354,7 +354,6 @@ void finish_tmp_packfile(struct strbuf *name_buffer,
die_errno("unable to make temporary index file readable");
strbuf_addf(name_buffer, "%s.pack", sha1_to_hex(sha1));
if (rename(pack_tmp_name, name_buffer->buf))
die_errno("unable to rename temporary pack file");

@ -891,36 +891,6 @@ void close_pack_index(struct packed_git *p)
* This is used by git-repack in case a newly created pack happens to
* contain the same set of objects as an existing one. In that case
* the resulting file might be different even if its name would be the
* same. It is best to close any reference to the old pack before it is
* replaced on disk. Of course no index pointers or windows for given pack
* must subsist at this point. If ever objects from this pack are requested
* again, the new version of the pack will be reinitialized through
* reprepare_packed_git().
void free_pack_by_name(const char *pack_name)
struct packed_git *p, **pp = &packed_git;
while (*pp) {
p = *pp;
if (strcmp(pack_name, p->pack_name) == 0) {
*pp = p->next;
if (last_found_pack == p)
last_found_pack = NULL;
pp = &p->next;
static unsigned int get_max_fd_limit(void)