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Re: [PATCH 3/3] sha1-file: change alternate "error:" message to "warning:"

Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason  <avarab@xxxxxxxxx> writes:

> Change the "error" message emitted by alt_odb_usable() to be a
> "warning" instead. As noted in commits leading up to this one this has
> never impacted the exit code ever since the check was initially added
> in 26125f6b9b ("detect broken alternates.", 2006-02-22).
> It's confusing to emit an "error" when e.g. "git fsck" will exit with
> 0, so let's emit a "warning:" instead.

OK, that sounds sensible.  An alternative that may be more sensible
is to actually diagnose this as an error, but the purpose of this
message is to help users diagnose a possible misconfiguration and
keeping the repository "working" with the remaining set of object
stores by leaving it as a mere warning, like this patch does, is
probably a better approach.