Updated the test system to Kernel 4.0-rc7, and – as with -r6 – the patched* VMware 11.1 and NVIDIA 349.12 compiled and loaded OK..
$ uname -a Linux rg6830l 4.0.0-rc7 #1 SMP Mon Apr 6 18:25:10 PDT 2015 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
Brief details of changes since -rc6 are here: http://lkml.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/1504.0/03029.html
If all goes well, 4.0 ‘final’ should be out within the next 10 days or so..
* There is a complete VMware 11.1 patch for kernel 3.19 and later – with instructions – at the excellent Arch Linux wiki: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/VMware#3.19_kernels
Robert Gadsdon. April 6, 2015.