Kernel 5.4-rc8 is out, and brief details are here: http://lkml.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/1911.2/01078.html
The latest NVIDIA (440.31), and patched VMware 15.5.1 compile and load/run OK.
The Intel e1000e Ethernet driver had been broken since -rc1, but this has finally been fixed, and appears to operate correctly, now.
Robert Gadsdon. November 17th 2019.