Why does the "open-vm-tools" outputs warning messages to journal logs?

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  • When starting the open-vm-tools service, the following warning messages were output to the journal logs.

    vmsvc[xxx]: [ warning] [GLib-GObject] Attempt to add property ToolsCoreService::tcs-app-ctx after class was initialised
    vmsvc[xxx]: [ warning] [GLib-GObject] Attempt to add property ToolsCoreService::tcs-prop-thread-pool after class was initialised
  • Looking in the vmware management console getting following message:

    “The status is unknown. Tools are installed, but are not managed by VMware"
  • Why am I getting warning messages when starting open-vm-tools service?


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
  • open-vm-tools-desktop-9.4.0-6.el7.x86_64

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