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diff --git a/lockfile.c b/lockfile.c
index 62583d1..9268cdf 100644
--- a/lockfile.c
+++ b/lockfile.c
@@ -150,9 +150,11 @@ void unable_to_lock_message(const char *path, int err, struct strbuf *buf)
{
if (err == EEXIST) {
strbuf_addf(buf, _("Unable to create '%s.lock': %s.\n\n"
- "If no other git process is currently running, this probably means a\n"
- "git process crashed in this repository earlier. Make sure no other git\n"
- "process is running and remove the file manually to continue."),
+ "Another git process seems to be running in this repository, e.g.\n"
+ "an editor opened by 'git commit'. Please make sure all processes\n"
+ "are terminated then try again. If it still fails, a git process\n"
+ "may have crashed in this repository earlier:\n"
+ "remove the file manually to continue."),
absolute_path(path), strerror(err));
} else
strbuf_addf(buf, _("Unable to create '%s.lock': %s"),