Updated the test system to Kernel 4.0-rc6, and VMware 11.1.0 (patched) and the latest NVIDIA driver – 349.12 – compile and load OK..
$ uname -a Linux rg6830l 4.0.0-rc6 #1 SMP Sun Mar 29 22:23:37 PDT 2015 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
Brief details of changes since -rc5 are here: http://lkml.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/1503.3/04437.html
The VMware patch info is in a previous article, at http://rglinuxtech.com/?p=1281.
Apparently – if all goes according to plan with -rc6 – 4.0 Final may be out after -rc7… But of course, this sort of prediction is never absolutely certain!
Robert Gadsdon. March 30, 2015.