Kernel 5.10-rc3 is out, and details of recent changes are here: http://lkml.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/2011.1/00301.html
VMware 16 – patched – still compiles and loads OK, but runtime VM start fails:
"VMware Workstation unrecoverable error: (vcpu-0)
A log file is available............ "
[ 753.491367] /dev/vmmon: PTSC: initialized at 3492067000 Hz using TSC, TSCs are synchronized.
[ 756.351107] /dev/vmmon: Monitor IPI vector: ff
[ 756.351110] /dev/vmmon: HV IPI vector: f2
[ 757.326418] kernel write not supported for file [eventfd] (pid: 17675 comm: vmx-vcpu-0)
There seems to have been some confusion over NVIDIA, but the ‘taint’ problem still exists on all my 5.9 and 5.10 systems. This article on the Forum provides some clarity, with a comment from an NVIDIA representative that a fix should be available around ‘mid-November’.. https://forums.developer.nvidia.com/t/455-38-and-kernel-5-9-6/159039
Robert Gadsdon. November 8th 2020.