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Re: [PATCH 05/16] replace-object: eliminate replace objects prepared flag

Stefan Beller <sbeller@xxxxxxxxxx> writes:

> By making the oidmap a pointer, we eliminate the need for
> the global boolean variable 'replace_object_prepared'.

That is not quite a justification for this change, as making it a
pointer (and paying for the malloc(3) overhead) is not the only way
to remove the variable (i.e. the "has this been initialized?" bit
can be moved to "struct raw_object_store").

One possible advantage of this approach, I guess, is that we would
more quickly catch code that tries to access replace-map without
initializing it.