Kernel – GCC8 / ‘Objtool Warnings’ Patches..

There are now patches available to deal with the host of ‘objtool‘ warnings when compiling the kernel with GCC8: …………………………….. drivers/video/fbdev/core/fbmem.o: warning: objtool: fb_set_var()+0x209: sibling call from callable instruction with modified stack frame drivers/video/fbdev/core/fbmem.o: warning: objtool: do_remove_conflicting_framebuffers()+0xa6: sibling call from … Continue reading

KERNEL – 4.8-rc1 Out – Breaks VMware and NVIDIA – and Fixes..

Kernel 4.8-rc1 is out, and brief details are here:   http://lkml.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/1608.0/04804.html VMware 12.1.1 – with the previous 4.6/4.7 patches, fails to compile vmmon: /tmp/modconfig-gfkQLR/vmmon-only/linux/hostif.c: In function ‘HostIF_EstimateLockedPageLimit’: /tmp/modconfig-gfkQLR/vmmon-only/linux/hostif.c:1597:47: error: ‘NR_ANON_PAGES’ undeclared (first use in this function) Further research revealed that NR_ANON_PAGES … Continue reading