VMware – Updated vmnet Patch for Kernel 4.9/4.10..

Thanks to Mikkel Kroman, there is a more complete patch for VMware 12.5.2  vmnet on Kernel 4.9.x and 4.10-rc’s: The change is to the get_user_pages parameter list, to now include the FOLL_WRITE parameter, and is as follows: In vmnet-only/userif.c, around … Continue reading

NVIDIA – Kernel 4.10 Patch for 378.09..

Thanks – again – to Tomas Pruzina, there is a Kernel 4.10 patch for new beta driver 378.09, and details are here: https://devtalk.nvidia.com/default/topic/988958/linux/-patch-378-09-4-10-0-rc4-patches/ I have applied this to 378.09 on Kernel 4.10-rc4, and can confirm that it now compiles OK.. … Continue reading

NVIDIA – Beta Driver 378.09 – Still Broken with Kernel 4.10

New beta driver 378.09 has been released, and details are here:  http://www.nvidia.com/download/driverResults.aspx/114232/en-us The driver compiles OK with Kernel 4.9.4, but fails to compile with 4.10-rc4, with different errors from 375.26, as some of the code base has changed.. …………………. CC … Continue reading

Kernel – 4.10-rc3 Released..

Kernel 4.10-rc3 is out, and brief details of changes since -rc2 are here:  http://lkml.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/1701.1/00183.html Tested patched VMware (12.5.2) and patched NVIDIA (375.26) and both compile OK..   Same results as with -rc2.. Robert Gadsdon.    January 8, 2017. … Continue reading

Kernel – 4.9.1 Released, Still Getting ‘Too Many CPUs’ Warnings, on i7..

Updated the main (Intel i7) system to kernel 4.9.1, but still getting ACPI/CPU warnings on boot, which started appearing with 4.9.0: ……………. [ 0.000000] Linux version 4.9.1 (root@rglinux-i7) (gcc version 6.2.1 20160916 (Red Hat 6.2.1-2) (GCC) ) #1 SMP Fri … Continue reading

NVIDIA – Now, a Fix for 4.10-rc Kernels..

Thanks to Tomas Pruzina, there is a patch for NVIDIA driver 375.26 with 4.10-rc kernels.   Details, and the link, are here: https://devtalk.nvidia.com/default/topic/981993/linux/-patches-included-4-10-kernel-staging-/ Easiest way to get the patch is to select ‘Raw’ and just cut/paste the text.. I have tested … Continue reading

Kernel – 4.10-rc2 Out – OK With aarch64, now..

Kernel 4.10-rc2 has been released, and it has a very small number of changes from -rc1:  http://lkml.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/1701.0/00069.html I suspect that the major reason for this release is to fix the embarrassing compile fail with ARM64/aarch64, and it does compile OK … Continue reading

KERNEL – 4.10-rc1 Out – OK with VMware, Breaks NVIDIA..

Kernel 4.10-rc1 is out, and brief details are here: http://lkml.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/1612.3/00220.html Installed it on the test system, and (4.9-patched) VMware 12.5.2 is OK, but the latest NVIDIA driver (375.26) fails to compile: ……………….. /home/rgadsdon/kernel/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-375.26/kernel/common/inc/nv-mm.h: In function ‘NV_GET_USER_PAGES_REMOTE’: /home/rgadsdon/kernel/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-375.26/kernel/common/inc/nv-mm.h:86:20: error: too few … Continue reading

NVIDIA – New Driver 375.26 – OK with Kernel 4.9..

NVIDIA driver 375.26 has been released, and details are available here:  http://www.nvidia.com/download/driverResults.aspx/112992/en-us I had been experiencing some odd window (KDE5) behaviour with 375.20, and hopefully things might be more stable with this version..     If not, then possibly kwin is to … Continue reading

Kernel – 4.9 Released – OK With Latest NVIDIA, and Patched VMware..

Kernel 4.9 has been released, and (brief!) details of changes are here:  http://lkml.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/1612.1/01831.html The latest NVIDIA (375.20) driver works OK, and VMware 12.5.2 with the vmnet and vmmon hack/patches, also works OK.     Hack/patch details are at http://rglinuxtech.com/?p=1838 On my Intel … Continue reading