Commit 270be816 authored by Adam Spiers's avatar Adam Spiers Committed by Junio C Hamano

dir.c: provide clear_directory() for reclaiming dir_struct memory

By the end of a directory traversal, a dir_struct instance will
typically contains pointers to various data structures on the heap.
clear_directory() provides a convenient way to reclaim that memory.
Signed-off-by: default avatarAdam Spiers <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarJunio C Hamano <>
parent c04318e4
......@@ -81,4 +81,6 @@ marked. If you to exclude files, make sure you have loaded index first.
* Use `dir.entries[]`.
* Call `free_directory()` when none of the contained elements are no longer in use.
......@@ -1557,3 +1557,33 @@ void free_pathspec(struct pathspec *pathspec)
pathspec->items = NULL;
* Frees memory within dir which was allocated for exclude lists and
* the exclude_stack. Does not free dir itself.
void clear_directory(struct dir_struct *dir)
int i, j;
struct exclude_list_group *group;
struct exclude_list *el;
struct exclude_stack *stk;
for (i = EXC_CMDL; i <= EXC_FILE; i++) {
group = &dir->exclude_list_group[i];
for (j = 0; j < group->nr; j++) {
el = &group->el[j];
if (i == EXC_DIRS)
free((char *)el->src);
stk = dir->exclude_stack;
while (stk) {
struct exclude_stack *prev = stk->prev;
stk = prev;
......@@ -169,6 +169,7 @@ extern void parse_exclude_pattern(const char **string, int *patternlen, int *fla
extern void add_exclude(const char *string, const char *base,
int baselen, struct exclude_list *el, int srcpos);
extern void clear_exclude_list(struct exclude_list *el);
extern void clear_directory(struct dir_struct *dir);
extern int file_exists(const char *);
extern int is_inside_dir(const char *dir);
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