Hello everyone,

I'm running into a problem with git fsck and the .gitattributes file. With 
more recent git versions, is reports the following error on my bare git 

$ git --version
git version 2.39.2

$ git -C bare_repo fsck
Checking object directories: 100% (256/256), done.
error in blob 70dc06c1e2e79d8cfa4fb67007edcbb8c941d7e0: gitattributesLarge: 
.gitattributes too large to parse
error in blob 7f2a61db90e023cc2a3b180203b7298cd971250d: gitattributesLarge: 
.gitattributes too large to parse
Checking objects: 100% (33216/33216), done.
Verifying commits in commit graph: 100% (2024/2024), done.

The files seems to be around 1.5MB in size:

$ git -C bare_repo cat-file -s 70dc06c1e2e79d8cfa4fb67007edcbb8c941d7e0
$ git -C bare_repo cat-file -s 7f2a61db90e023cc2a3b180203b7298cd971250d

With a cloned repository, the error is not shown:

$ git -C cloned_repo fsck
Checking object directories: 100% (256/256), done.
Checking objects: 100% (33158/33158), done.

I couldn't find a lot of documentation about the size limitations of the 
.gitattributes file, but I did find the change that seems to have 
introduced it: 
The change describes that the file needs to be smaller than 100MB, which it 

Why is git showing this message if the file isn't too big? 
Is there a way to get rid of the message, without updating/deleting the 
file and having to rewrite the history in git?


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