After all the ‘noise’ around recent 3.14-rc releases, things appear to have calmed down with 3.14-rc7..
Details are here: http://lkml.iu.edu//hypermail/linux/kernel/1403.2/00164.html
As before, VMware 10.0.1 – with the usual patch – compiles and runs OK, and the latest NVIDIA driver 334.21 – with the nv-linux.h patch mentioned in an earlier article – compiles and loads and runs OK.. There had been some reports of multiple error messages at run time, with the NVIDIA driver and recent 3.14–rc kernels, but things seem to be ‘quiet’ now, and video clips and VMware guests all appear to work as they should..
I should mention again that all my work on x86_64 is done with the compiled kernel.org version of the Linux Kernel..
Hopefully 3.14 final may be a little closer, now..
Robert Gadsdon. March 17, 2014.