Thanks to g, from their comment on my previous article ( http://rglinuxtech.com/?p=1746 ), there may be a more correct vmnet fix than simply ‘commenting out the code’.. Replace dev->trans_start = jiffies with netif_trans_update(dev) in netif.c
I have made this change, and VMware 12.1.1 is – so far – loading and running OK, as usual..
Robert Gadsdon. May 30, 2016.