Add a repository argument to allow the stat_sha1_file 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.

As with the previous commits, use a macro to catch callers passing a
repository other than the_repository at compile time.

Signed-off-by: Stefan Beller <>
Signed-off-by: Jonathan Nieder <>
 sha1_file.c | 9 +++++----
 1 file changed, 5 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)

diff --git a/sha1_file.c b/sha1_file.c
index 8ef2f856035..b7e6e4a9bfc 100644
--- a/sha1_file.c
+++ b/sha1_file.c
@@ -869,8 +869,9 @@ int git_open_cloexec(const char *name, int flags)
  * Note that it may point to static storage and is only valid until another
  * call to sha1_file_name(), etc.
-static int stat_sha1_file(const unsigned char *sha1, struct stat *st,
-                         const char **path)
+#define stat_sha1_file(r, s, st, p) stat_sha1_file_##r(s, st, p)
+static int stat_sha1_file_the_repository(const unsigned char *sha1,
+                                        struct stat *st, const char **path)
        struct alternate_object_database *alt;
        static struct strbuf buf = STRBUF_INIT;
@@ -1176,7 +1177,7 @@ static int sha1_loose_object_info(const unsigned char 
        if (!oi->typep && !oi->typename && !oi->sizep && !oi->contentp) {
                const char *path;
                struct stat st;
-               if (stat_sha1_file(sha1, &st, &path) < 0)
+               if (stat_sha1_file(the_repository, sha1, &st, &path) < 0)
                        return -1;
                if (oi->disk_sizep)
                        *oi->disk_sizep = st.st_size;
@@ -1390,7 +1391,7 @@ void *read_sha1_file_extended(const unsigned char *sha1,
                die("replacement %s not found for %s",
                    sha1_to_hex(repl), sha1_to_hex(sha1));
-       if (!stat_sha1_file(repl, &st, &path))
+       if (!stat_sha1_file(the_repository, repl, &st, &path))
                die("loose object %s (stored in %s) is corrupt",
                    sha1_to_hex(repl), path);

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