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

Kernel – 4.7-rc2 Released – rc1 Patches Still Work.

Kernel 4.7-rc2 is out and brief details of changes from -rc1 are here:  http://lkml.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/1606.0/03592.html After all the later-rc breakage with 4.6, I tested the latest patched NVIDIA drivers, and VMware, with this version, and all the previous 4.6/4.7 patches for … Continue reading

VMware – Possible Kernel 4.7 Fix for 12.1.1..

Thanks to g, from their comment on my previous article ( http://rglinuxtech.com/?p=1746 ), there may be a more correct vmnet fix than simply ‘commenting out the code’..    Replace dev->trans_start = jiffies with  netif_trans_update(dev) in netif.c I have made this change, and … Continue reading

Kernel – 4.7-rc1 Breaks NVIDIA and VMware..

Kernel 4.7-rc1 is out, and brief details are here:  https://lkml.org/lkml/2016/5/29/77 The update breaks the latest NVIDIA drivers – 367.18 and 361.45.11: ………. /home/rgadsdon/kernel/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-367.18/kernel/nvidia-uvm/uvm_linux.h:557:13: error: redefinition of ‘radix_tree_empty’ static bool radix_tree_empty(struct radix_tree_root *tree) ……………………………. /home/rgadsdon/kernel/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-367.18/kernel/nvidia-drm/nvidia-drm-gem.c: In function ‘nvidia_drm_dumb_map_offset’: /home/rgadsdon/kernel/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-367.18/kernel/nvidia-drm/nvidia-drm-gem.c:411:33: error: passing … Continue reading

VMware – 12.1.1 – Not Very Impressed..

VMware Workstation 12.1.1 is out, but still needs the same patches (vmmon and vmnet) for Kernel 4.6 as 12.1.0, and the update also (still..!.) breaks the front-end gui (/usr/bin/vmware) on Fedora 23.. Release Notes for 12.1.1 are here:  https://pubs.vmware.com/Release_Notes/en/workstation/12pro/workstation-1211-release-notes.html Kernel … Continue reading