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Git push fails with error: Cannot lock ref 'HEAD': Unable to create xxxx/HEAD.lock: File Exists Edited

Hi All, I am seeing below error when trying to push to master:

$ git push

Total 0 (delta 0), reused 0 (delta 0)

remote: error: cannot lock ref 'HEAD': Unable to create '/nfs/bitbucket/data/repositories/xxxx/./HEAD.lock': File exists.


remote: Another git process seems to be running in this repository, e.g.

remote: an editor opened by 'git commit'. Please make sure all processes

remote: are terminated then try again. If it still fails, a git process

remote: may have crashed in this repository earlier:

remote: remove the file manually to continue.


I don't see any .git/HEAD.lock or .git/index.lock files in my repository

Any suggestions on what I can do to resolve this?

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Caroline R Atlassian Team Jul 05, 2021

Hi, @Abhinav Bezgam! Welcome to the community! 

I saw you created a ticket with our support related to the same question, so to avoid any possible misunderstandings or miscommunication that may arise from discussing the same matter on two different platforms, let’s focus on the ticket instead.

Feel free to share the resolution here to help other community members that may have the same issue. 

Kind regards,

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