Kernel – 4.14.10 Still breaks NVIDIA!

Just updated the test system to Kernel 4.14.10, and was ‘somewhat dismayed‘ – to put it politely – that the NVIDIA breakage introduced in 4.14.9 is still there! ………… /home/rgadsdon/kernel/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-384.98/kernel/nvidia-uvm/uvm8_va_block.c: In function ‘block_cpu_fault_locked’: /usr/src/linux-4.14.10/arch/x86/include/asm/processor.h:826:39: error: implicit declaration of function ‘task_stack_page’; … Continue reading

KERNEL – 4.14.9 Breaks NVIDIA – and a Fix..

Just updated to Kernel 4.14.9, and normally this should not be anything to cause concern, but this time there has been a significant code change made, that has broken NVIDIA (384.98): ………………… /home/rgadsdon/kernel/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-384.98/kernel/nvidia-uvm/uvm8_va_block.c: In function ‘block_cpu_fault_locked’: /usr/src/linux-4.14.9/arch/x86/include/asm/processor.h:826:39: error: implicit declaration … Continue reading

VMware – 14.1.0 released – OK with Kernel 4.14, Still Broken with 4.15, and a Nasty Hack to Fix..

Just updated to VMware Workstation 14.1.0, and release notes are here:  https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-Workstation-Pro/14.0.0/rn/workstation-141-release-notes.html This now works OK with Kernel 4.14 (tested with 4.14.8) but vmmon is still broken with Kernel 4.15 (tested with 4.15-rc4): ……………. /tmp/modconfig-04hK9s/vmmon-only/linux/hostif.c: In function ‘HostIF_InitUptime’: /tmp/modconfig-04hK9s/vmmon-only/linux/hostif.c:1770:4: error: … Continue reading

VMware – 12.5.8 Released – Still Incompatible..

There has been a new release of Workstation 12.5 – 12.5.8 – and the – rather vague – release notes are here:  https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-Workstation-Pro/12.0/rn/workstation-1258-release-notes.html I tested this with a ‘clean’ install on my cash-and-burn system, and basically, it suffers from the … Continue reading

VMware – 14.0.0 ‘Fail to open Executable’ – More Info..

When running VMware 14 (14.0.0) from the command line, I noticed the following message: $ vmware Fail to open executable: No such file or directory Further research suggested that this ‘missing’ item was in fact /usr/lib/vmware/lib/libvmware-unity-helper.so/libvmware-unity-helper.so, which is indeed not … Continue reading

NVIDIA – Still no 4.11 Solution, but a ‘Good’ Patch for Old Version..

Kernel 4.11 ‘final’ has been delayed for a week, and -rc8 has been released..     4.11-patched VMware 12.5.5 is OK, but there is still only a ‘Bad’ (illegal licence modification) patch for the latest NVIDIA driver..   (see https://devtalk.nvidia.com/default/topic/1002820/linux/-patch-381-09-kernel-4-11-rc5/ ) But, if … Continue reading

Kernel – 4.11-rc1 and BTRFS – a Warning..?

I encountered a catastrophic problem with btrfs formatted system disk partition corruption, shortly after updating a test system to Kernel 4.11-rc1. To put this in context, this may be an isolated incident, and I have not seen problems – so … Continue reading

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

UPDATE:  The vmware runtime fix shown here has not worked since version 12.5.6, and the solution is in a later article:  http://rglinuxtech.com/?p=1992 I have recently updated one crash-and-burn system to Fedora 26 (alpha/testing) and have encountered two problems with VMware and … 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