Just updated the test system to VMware Workstation Pro 12.5.2, and it still fails to compile with Kernel 4.9-rc5
I have – so far – been unable to find any other patches for this issue, but fortunately the nasty hack I documented in the article for 4.9-rc4 still works.. http://rglinuxtech.com/?p=1838
The release notes for 12.5.2 are here: http://pubs.vmware.com/Release_Notes/en/workstation/12pro/workstation-1252-release-notes.html
Robert Gadsdon. November 14, 2016.