Kernel – 4.19-rc2 – OK with Latest VMware, and Patched NVIDIA

Kernel 4.19-rc2 is out, and details of changes from -rc1 are here:  http://lkml.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/1809.0/00713.html As with -rc1, the latest VMware (14.1.3) compiles/loads OK, and the latest NVIDIA (396.54 and 390.87) with the patch mentioned in a previous article ( http://rglinuxtech.com/?p=2391 ) … Continue reading

Kernel – 4.19-rc1 – OK with VMware, breaks NVIDIA – and Possible Fix..

Kernel 4.19-rc1 has been released, and very brief details of changes are here: http://lkml.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/1808.3/01014.html VMware 14.1.3 compiles/loads OK, but NVIDIA (396.54) compile failed: …………………. /home/rgadsdon/kernel/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-396.54/kernel/nvidia-drm/nvidia-drm-encoder.c:219:11: error: implicit declaration of function ‘drm_mode_connector_attach_encoder’; did you mean ‘drm_connector_attach_encoder’? [-Werror=implicit-function-declaration] ret = drm_mode_connector_attach_encoder(connector, encoder); … Continue reading

VMware – 14.1.3 Released – OK with Kernel 4.18..

VMware 14.1.3 has been released, and details (not very informative..) are here:  https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-Workstation-Pro/14/rn/workstation-1413-release-notes.html Although it is not mentioned, this version does work OK with Kernel 4.18 without any patches (tested with 4.18.3) Robert Gadsdon.   August 19, 2018 … Continue reading

Kernel – 4.18 Finally Released – OK with latest NVIDIA, and Patched VMware

Kernel 4.18 has finally arrived, and details of changes since -rc8 are here:  http://lkml.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/1808.1/02806.html As expected, after changes in -rc7, the latest NVIDIA and (patched) VMware all compile/load OK..    Tested with VMware 14.1.2 with the vmmon patch, and NVIDIA 390.77 … Continue reading

Kernel – 4.18-rc6 – OK with Latest NVIDIA, and Patched VMware..

Kernel 4.18-rc6 has been released, and details of changes since -rc5 are here:  http://lkml.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/1807.2/06572.html The latest NVIDIA drivers ( 390.77 and 396.45 ) compile/load OK, as does vmmon-patched VMware 14.1.2 (see http://rglinuxtech.com/?p=2322 ). Robert Gadsdon.  July 22. 2018. … Continue reading

Kernel – 4.18-rc2 is Out – Includes fix for VMware Runtime, OK with Latest Patched VMware and NVIDIA.

Kernel 4.18-rc2 has been released, and brief details of changes from -rc1 are here:  http://lkml.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/1806.3/00112.html This includes the cmdline fix, which enables the VMware runtimes to execute correctly.   The VMware 14.1.2 vmmon patch is still required (see http://rglinuxtech.com/?p=2322 ) NVIDIA … Continue reading

VMware – New Version of 4.18-rc1 ‘cmdline’ Patch..

As expected, there is another version of the cmdline patch for Kernel 4.18-rc1 – this time from Linus himself.. at  http://lkml.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/1806.2/03011.html I have applied this, and – as with the previous version –  VMware now behaves correctly.. I should mention … Continue reading

VMware – Problem with Kernel 4.18-rc1 Found, and a Patch..

Thanks to Michal Kubeček, the source of the VMware problem with Kernel 4.18-rc1 has been found, and a Kernel patch produced:  http://lkml.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/1806.2/02730.html I have applied this, and can confirm that VMware (14.1.2 patched) now operates correctly.. The kernel patch now … Continue reading

VMware – Possible Clues to Failure?

OPINION/SPECULATION: After more tests, I am still encountering the odd behaviour of VMware (14.1.2 with vmmon patch) and Kernel 4.18-rc1, but did notice one possible clue.. Looking at the # systemctl status vmware.service output, it includes the following: Jun 18 … Continue reading

VMware – Odd Behaviour with Kernel 4.18-rc1, and a Workaround?

VMware 14.1.2 worked OK with Kernel 4.17, on my Fedora 28 test system, but after updating to 4.18-rc1 the following occurred: Modules (vmmon/vmnet) compiled OK, but – after further testing – appeared to have a runtime problem..    I applied the … Continue reading