vmsvc Send error for socket 7: 32[Broken pipe] (2209399388)

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Following message was logged to /var/log/messages while running sosreport. Is this message harmful? If yes, please tell me how it is harmful and the solution.

Sep 12 12:08:23 host vmsvc[1892]: [ warning] [vmsvc] SimpleSock: Send error for socket 7: 32[Broken pipe]

PID:1892 is process of /usr/bin/vmtoolsd:

2022-09-29 22:17:36   PID  PPID USER  TTY  PR  NI nMaj    VIRT    RES   SHR nDRT WCHAN      Flags    S  %CPU %MEM   TIME P COMMAND
: (snip)
2022-09-29 22:17:36  1892     1 root    ?  20   0   45  356600 116128  5032    0 poll_sche+ 4.4.21.. S   0.0  0.2 382:48 6 /usr/bin/vmtoolsd


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7.2
  • VMware Guest
  • open-vm-tools-9.10.2-4.el7.x86_64

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