Add const for pointers that are only dereferenced for reading by the
inline functions copy_cache_entry and ce_mode_from_stat.  This allows
callers to pass in const pointers.

Signed-off-by: René Scharfe <>
 cache.h | 6 ++++--
 1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/cache.h b/cache.h
index 94ca1ac..43a27e7 100644
--- a/cache.h
+++ b/cache.h
@@ -190,7 +190,8 @@ struct cache_entry {
  * another. But we never change the name, or the hash state!
-static inline void copy_cache_entry(struct cache_entry *dst, struct 
cache_entry *src)
+static inline void copy_cache_entry(struct cache_entry *dst,
+                                   const struct cache_entry *src)
        unsigned int state = dst->ce_flags & CE_STATE_MASK;
@@ -222,7 +223,8 @@ static inline unsigned int create_ce_mode(unsigned int mode)
                return S_IFGITLINK;
        return S_IFREG | ce_permissions(mode);
-static inline unsigned int ce_mode_from_stat(struct cache_entry *ce, unsigned 
int mode)
+static inline unsigned int ce_mode_from_stat(const struct cache_entry *ce,
+                                            unsigned int mode)
        extern int trust_executable_bit, has_symlinks;
        if (!has_symlinks && S_ISREG(mode) &&

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