Updated to Kernel 4.4-rc1 on the test system, and VMware 12.0.1 and NVIDIA 358.09 both compile and load/run OK.. I did get an error from vmnet, but – so far – it appears to be working OK despite this:
$ vmnet1: set_features() failed (-1); wanted 0x0000000000004000, left 0x0000000000004800 vmnet8: set_features() failed (-1); wanted 0x0000000000004000, left 0x0000000000004800
$ uname -a Linux rglinux 4.4.0-rc1 #1 SMP Sun Nov 15 17:39:31 PST 2015 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
Brief details of changes are here: http://lkml.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/1511.1/04984.html
There are quite a few changes/additions to ARM and ARM64, and I will be testing these soon..
Robert Gadsdon. November 15, 2015.