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hda: lost interupt on a CentOS box running VMWare Server 1.x

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Last Modified: 2012-06-27
   I have a CentOS box running VMWare server 1.x.  This box has been around a long time so these are both not updated to the latest versions.  Every once in a while, the virtual machines that are hosted on this box stop responding.  I can't control the machines even from the console.  I also can't seem to gracefully stop the vmware services, it just hangs on "Stopping Virtual Machines".  In /var/log/messages I see "kernel: hda: lost interrupt" that start occurring about hte time when the VM's stop working.  Also, when I reboot the host, it hangs on Stopping Virtual Machines as it is trying to stop the vmware services, followed by hda: lost interrupt being written on the sreen.  At that point, all I can do is power offe the server to reboot.

    Has anyone seen this before?  Is this a specific issue with the VMware services and the hda device?
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