Kernel 3.12 Released – VMware OK, NVIDIA Still Needs Patch..

Kernel 3.12 is out, and the same comments apply as for the later -rc versions..

VMware 10.0.1 compiles and runs OK, and NVIDIA 331.17 – with the patch mentioned in previous articles – works.

Details of changes are here:

As you will see, this post includes some interesting comments on future kernel releases, and a possible plan for 4.0 in around a years time.

The proposal is to make 4.0 itself a purely ‘bug fix’ release from 3.19, and I think that may be a good idea, as long as the merge window for 4.0.1 is opened well before 4.0 is released.   ‘New’ device functionality can go straight into 4.0.1, and 4.0 (with a bit of ‘persuasion’) can be promoted as a bug fix bonanza, of sorts..   Of course, this is all open to the usual discussions, and may never happen!

Robert Gadsdon.   November 4, 2013.


Kernel 3.12 Released – VMware OK, NVIDIA Still Needs Patch.. — 5 Comments

  1. Hello Robert,

    could you point me to the patch file please? So I will see to compile the dirver under openSuSE 12.3 with Kernel 3.12.

    Best regards

    • VMware 10 should compile and install OK with kernel 3.11 and 3.12.. I am using the compiled kernel from, but the CentOS kernel should work.. You might want to check if you have the kernel-headers installed correctly, as well..


    • I’m afraid I don’t have any info on this.. I always use the compiled version of Linux kernels.
      Probably the best place for information would be the CentOS (or Red Hat) and VMware support forums..


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