Add a repository argument to allow the link_alt_odb_entry caller to be
more specific about which repository to act on. This is a small
mechanical change; it doesn't change the implementation to handle
repositories other than the_repository yet.

Since the implementation does not yet work with other repositories,
use a wrapper macro to enforce that the caller passes in
the_repository as the first argument. It would be more appealing to
use BUILD_ASSERT_OR_ZERO to enforce this, but that doesn't work
because it requires a compile-time constant and common compilers like
gcc 4.8.4 do not consider "r == the_repository" a compile-time

This and the following three patches add repository arguments to
link_alt_odb_entry, read_info_alternates, link_alt_odb_entries
and prepare_alt_odb. Three out of the four functions are found
in a recursive call chain, calling each other, and one of them
accesses the repositories `objectdir` (which was migrated; it
was an obvious choice) and `ignore_env` (which we need to keep in
the repository struct for clarify); hence we will pass through the
repository unlike just the object store object + the ignore_env flag.

Signed-off-by: Stefan Beller <>
Signed-off-by: Jonathan Nieder <>
 sha1_file.c | 8 +++++---
 1 file changed, 5 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)

diff --git a/sha1_file.c b/sha1_file.c
index d25b68a8fb..7dc5f690e2 100644
--- a/sha1_file.c
+++ b/sha1_file.c
@@ -394,8 +394,9 @@ static int alt_odb_usable(struct raw_object_store *o,
  * terminating NUL.
 static void read_info_alternates(const char * relative_base, int depth);
-static int link_alt_odb_entry(const char *entry, const char *relative_base,
-       int depth, const char *normalized_objdir)
+#define link_alt_odb_entry(r, e, rb, d, n) link_alt_odb_entry_##r(e, rb, d, n)
+static int link_alt_odb_entry_the_repository(const char *entry,
+       const char *relative_base, int depth, const char *normalized_objdir)
        struct alternate_object_database *ent;
        struct strbuf pathbuf = STRBUF_INIT;
@@ -492,7 +493,8 @@ static void link_alt_odb_entries(const char *alt, int sep,
                alt = parse_alt_odb_entry(alt, sep, &entry);
                if (!entry.len)
-               link_alt_odb_entry(entry.buf, relative_base, depth, 
+               link_alt_odb_entry(the_repository, entry.buf,
+                                  relative_base, depth, objdirbuf.buf);

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