VMware – 12.5.4 Released – Security Fix Only..

Hot on the heel of VMware 12.5.3 comes 12.5.4, and the release notes are here: http://pubs.vmware.com/Release_Notes/en/workstation/12pro/workstation-1254-release-notes.html As can be seen from these notes, this is an urgent-security-fix release only, and the compatibility with Linux kernel versions, and patch applicability, is … Continue reading

VMware – Not Working with Fedora 26 – GCC 7, and Workarounds..

I have recently updated one crash-and-burn system to Fedora 26 (alpha/testing) and have encountered two problems with VMware and the ‘bleeding edge’ version of GCC included.. The first problem sounded very familiar, and it is a repeat of one from … Continue reading

VMware – 12.5.3 released – OK with Kernel 4.10. 4.11 Patch Still Works..

VMware 12.5.3 has been released, and release notes are here:  http://pubs.vmware.com/Release_Notes/en/workstation/12pro/workstation-1253-release-notes.html Although these notes only mention Kernel 4.9.0, I can confirm that it also supports 4.10.x Kernels (tested on 4.10.1). I applied the vmmon and vmnet patches for Kernel 4.11, … Continue reading

VMware – Patch for Kernel 4.11 Support..

Thanks to Virgo, there are now patches for vmnet and vmmon with Kernel 4.11 (see his comments under the earlier article).    These are incremental patches, for application to VMware 12.5.2 code already patched for Kernel 4.9/4.10 support.. Links are here:   … Continue reading

Kernel – 4.11-rc1 Released – Breaks (Patched) VMware and NVIDIA..

Kernel 4.11-rc1 has been released, and brief details are here: http://lkml.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/1703.0/03031.html Updated the test system, and 4.10-patched versions of VMware 12.5.2 and NVIDIA 378.13 fail to compile.. VMware (12.5.2 – patched for 4.9/4.10): …………. /tmp/modconfig-rRcJiJ/vmmon-only/linux/hostif.c: In function ‘HostIFFastClockThread’: /tmp/modconfig-rRcJiJ/vmmon-only/linux/hostif.c:3267:4: error: … Continue reading

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