There has been a new release of Workstation 12.5 – 12.5.8 – and the – rather vague – release notes are here: https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-Workstation-Pro/12.0/rn/workstation-1258-release-notes.html
I tested this with a ‘clean’ install on my cash-and-burn system, and basically, it suffers from the same compatibility problems as 12.5.7. GCC7, Fedora 26/27, and Kernel 14.x all cause it to fail.
# vmware ---> returns to cursor.. ............ # vmware-modconfig --console --install-all Failed to get gcc information.
Compiling vmmon (manually) with Kernel 14.0.0:
......... /usr/lib/vmware/modules/source/vmmon-only/linux/hostif.c: In function ‘HostIF_EstimateLockedPageLimit’: /usr/lib/vmware/modules/source/vmmon-only/linux/hostif.c:1597:31: error: implicit declaration of function ‘global_page_state’; did you mean ‘global_numa_state’? [-Werror=implicit-function-declaration] unsigned int lockedPages = global_page_state(NR_PAGETABLE) + ^~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ global_numa_state cc1: some warnings being treated as errors make: *** [scripts/Makefile.build:315: /usr/lib/vmware/modules/source/vmmon-only/linux/hostif.o] Error 1 make: *** [Makefile:1503: _module_/usr/lib/vmware/modules/source/vmmon-only] Error 2 make: Leaving directory '/usr/src/linux-4.14' make: *** [Makefile:120: vmmon.ko] Error 2
As I have already migrated to Workstation 14.0.0, I did not do any further testing.. I would speculate that the convoluted workarounds and patches used for 12.5.7 may still work with 12.5.8… Hopefully there will be a 14.0.1 soon?
Robert Gadsdon. November 17, 2017.