Updated to kernel 4.6-rc7 on the test system, and this is still OK with the ‘patched’ versions of VMware 12.1.0 and NVIDIA 364.19..
Brief details of changes since -rc6 are here: http://lkml.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/1605.1/00123.html
Barring unforeseen problems, the next release should be 4.6 Final..
Robert Gadsdon. May 8, 2016.