Installed Kernel 3.17-rc6, and – as with -rc5 – the latest VMware (10.0.3 with vmnet patch) and NVIDIA (340.32) drivers compile and install/load OK..
# uname -a Linux rg6830l 3.17.0-rc6 #1 SMP PREEMPT Mon Sep 22 09:48:38 PDT 2014 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
Details are here: http://lkml.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/1409.2/03201.html
From the comments, it seems that the next release may be 3.17 Final..
Robert Gadsdon. September 23, 2014.