After further testing, I found that the hgfs ‘shared folders’ function in VMware 10.0.2, which worked fine for Kernel 3.14, did not work for Kernel 3.15…
I tried to find a patch, and eventually created a (fairly unsophisticated!) one for myself, and have tested it with VMware 10.0.2 (Linux ‘host’) and Linux Kernel 3.14.1 and 3.15-rc2 ‘guests’.
The change is to vmhgfs-only/link.c, and replaces vfs_readlink with readlink_copy if the kernel version is 3.15 or greater..
Credit is due to Fabio Rossi, at the Gentoo Bugzilla, for documenting the correct format and parameters for the change..
The patch can be found at http://pastebin.com/FAKn6tj2
Usual disclaimers apply — this has been tested with the standard kernel.org versions of the Linux Kernel, and is unsupported.. Use at your own discretion…
Robert Gadsdon. April 23, 2014