Kernel – 4.15-rc1 is Out – Breaks VMware and NVIDIA…

Kernel 4.15-rc1 has been released, and brief details are here:  http://lkml.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/1711.3/00971.html

With VMware 14.0.0 – plus the 4.14 vmmon patch – vmmon breaks again:

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/tmp/modconfig-hOVOTM/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c: In function ‘LinuxDriverInitTSCkHz’:
/tmp/modconfig-hOVOTM/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:254:22: error: assignment from incompatible pointer type [-Werror=incompatible-pointer-types]
 tscTimer.function = LinuxDriverEstimateTSCkHzDeferred;
 ^
/tmp/modconfig-hOVOTM/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:256:12: error: ‘struct timer_list’ has no member named ‘data’
 tscTimer.data = 0;
 ^
/tmp/modconfig-hOVOTM/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c: In function ‘init_module’:
/tmp/modconfig-hOVOTM/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:338:4: error: implicit declaration of function ‘init_timer’; did you mean ‘init_timers’? [-Werror=implicit-function-declaration]
 init_timer(&tscTimer);
 ^~~~~~~~~~
 init_timers
At top level:
/tmp/modconfig-hOVOTM/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:981:1: warning: always_inline function might not be inlinable [-Wattributes]
 LinuxDriverSyncReadTSCs(uint64 *delta) // OUT: TSC max - TSC min
 ^~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
cc1: some warnings being treated as errors
make[2]: *** [scripts/Makefile.build:310: /tmp/modconfig-hOVOTM/vmmon-only/linux/driver.o] Error 1
make[2]: *** Waiting for unfinished jobs....
/tmp/modconfig-hOVOTM/vmmon-only/linux/hostif.c: In function ‘HostIF_InitUptime’:
/tmp/modconfig-hOVOTM/vmmon-only/linux/hostif.c:1779:4: error: implicit declaration of function ‘init_timer’; did you mean ‘init_timers’? [-Werror=implicit-function-declaration]
 init_timer(&uptimeState.timer);
 ^~~~~~~~~~
 init_timers
/tmp/modconfig-hOVOTM/vmmon-only/linux/hostif.c:1780:31: error: assignment from incompatible pointer type [-Werror=incompatible-pointer-types]
 uptimeState.timer.function = HostIFUptimeResyncMono;
................................

NVIDIA 387.34 also fails to compile:

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CONFTEST: is_export_symbol_gpl_refcount_dec_and_test
 CC [M] /home/rgadsdon/kernel/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-387.34/kernel/nvidia/nv-gpu-numa.o
 CC [M] /home/rgadsdon/kernel/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-387.34/kernel/nvidia/nv.o
/home/rgadsdon/kernel/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-387.34/kernel/nvidia/nv.c: In function ‘nv_start_rc_timer’:
/home/rgadsdon/kernel/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-387.34/kernel/nvidia/nv.c:3389:5: error: implicit declaration of function ‘init_timer’; did you mean ‘init_timers’? [-Werror=implicit-function-declaration]
 init_timer(&nvl->rc_timer);
 ^~~~~~~~~~
 init_timers
/home/rgadsdon/kernel/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-387.34/kernel/nvidia/nv.c:3390:28: error: assignment from incompatible pointer type [-Werror=incompatible-pointer-types]
 nvl->rc_timer.function = nvidia_rc_timer;
 ^
/home/rgadsdon/kernel/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-387.34/kernel/nvidia/nv.c:3391:18: error: ‘struct timer_list’ has no member named ‘data’
 nvl->rc_timer.data = (unsigned long) nvl;
 ^
cc1: some warnings being treated as errors
make[3]: *** [/usr/src/linux-4.15-rc1/scripts/Makefile.build:311: /home/rgadsdon/kernel/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-387.34/kernel/nvidia/nv.o] Error 1
make[2]: *** [/usr/src/linux-4.15-rc1/Makefile:1502: _module_/home/rgadsdon/kernel/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-387.34/kernel] Error 2
make[2]: Leaving directory '/usr/src/linux-4.15-rc1'
make[1]: *** [Makefile:146: sub-make] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory '/usr/src/linux-4.15-rc1'
make: *** [Makefile:84: modules] Error 2

More research needed, but no fixes found – so far..

Robert Gadsdon.   November 26, 2017.


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