Kernel – 4.17-rc3 Released – Still OK with Latest NVIDIA and VMware..

Kernel 4.17-rc3 is out, and brief details of changes from -rc2 are here:  http://lkml.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/1804.3/05507.html

Tested with NVIDIA 396.18 and VMware 14.1.1 (vmmon and vmnet), and all still compile OK..

Robert Gadsdon.   April 29, 2018.


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Kernel – 4.17-rc3 Released – Still OK with Latest NVIDIA and VMware.. — 2 Comments

  1. For the record, while both vmmon and vmnet build cleanly (except for ever growing list of warnings) and work fine (AFAICS) with recent kernels up to 4.17-rc3, there is one problem. The vmmon module has an indirect call written in inline assembler which won’t be protected by a retpoline even if built against a retpoline enabled kernel with supporting compiler. So if your kernel has retpolines enabled (to mitigate Spectre v2 vulnerability) you should consider patching that.

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