Kernel – 4.10 Released – OK with Patched NVIDIA and VMware..

Kernel 4.10 is out, and brief details of changes from -rc8 are here:  http://lkml.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/1702.2/02069.html I have installed this, and the patched versions of VMware 12.5.2 and NVIDIA 378.13 compile and load/run OK.   See previous articles for patch details..    It is … Continue reading

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

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

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

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

Kernel – 4.9-rc3 – NVIDIA Patch still works, and Fix for VMware 12.5.1?

Updated the test system to Kernel 4.9-rc3, and the patch for NVIDIA mentioned in my article for -rc2 still works OK..     I Compiled 370.28 and 375.10 successfully.. As I could not find any patches for VMware – and the latest … Continue reading

Kernel – 4.9-rc2 Breaks VMware and NVIDIA – Patch for NVIDIA..

Updated the test system to Kernel 4.9-rc2, and both VMware (12.5.0) and NVIDIA (370.28 and 375.10) failed to compile.. Fedora 25 (Workstation Edition) Kernel 4.9.0-rc2 on an x86_64 (ttyS0) ………….. # uname -a Linux rgtest 4.9.0-rc2 #1 SMP Sun Oct … Continue reading

Kernel – 4.9-rc1 released – OK with Latest VMware, and NVIDIA 370.28/367.57

Kernel 4.9-rc1 has been released, and brief details are here: http://lkml.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/1610.1/03881.html Fedora 25 (Workstation Edition) Kernel 4.9.0-rc1 on an x86_64 (ttyS0) ………….. # uname -a Linux rgtest 4.9.0-rc1 #1 SMP Sat Oct 15 13:42:12 PDT 2016 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux … Continue reading