VMware – Not Working with Fedora 26 – GCC 7, and Workarounds..

I have recently updated one crash-and-burn system to Fedora 26 (alpha/testing) and have encountered two problems with VMware and the ‘bleeding edge’ version of GCC included.. The first problem sounded very familiar, and it is a repeat of one from … Continue reading

VMware – Patch for Kernel 4.11 Support..

Thanks to Virgo, there are now patches for vmnet and vmmon with Kernel 4.11 (see his comments under the earlier article).    These are incremental patches, for application to VMware 12.5.2 code already patched for Kernel 4.9/4.10 support.. Links are here:   … 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

VMware – Now a Patch for Kernel 4.3

Thanks to info from zezaocapoeira, there is a patch – from efferre79 – for VMware vmmon to fix the compile problem with kernel 4.3.. https://github.com/efferre79/vmware/blob/master/app-emulation/vmware-modules/files/308-4.03-00-misc_deregister.patch I have tested the vmmon part of this with Workstation 12 and Kernel 4.3-rc5, and … Continue reading