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Kernel – 5.0-rc1 Released – Breaks NVIDIA and VMware.. — 5 Comments

  1. Patches for VMware 15.0.2, 14.1.5 and 12.5.9 are ready in https://github.com/mkubecek/vmware-host-modules (they have been, in fact, available in a testing branch (workstation-15.0.2-test) for few days already but I didn’t want to push them into the “official” branch as I didn’t know if the version is going to be 4.21-rc1 or 5.0-rc1).

  2. Change do_gettimeofday to efi_gettimeofday)
    in NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-410.25…9x/kernel/nvidia/os-interface.c is not work..
    better is :
    +#include
    + void do_gettimeofday(struct timeval *tv);
    do_gettimeofday is remove for Kernel 5 timekeeper…h

  3. NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-410….

    — Change do_gettimeofday to efi_gettimeofday)
    — in NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-410.25…93/kernel/nvidia/os-interface.c not work..
    In kernel 5 remove do_gettimeofday from timekeep…h
    #include
    void do_gettimeofday(struct timeval *tv); ..work..
    -nv_drm_gem_object_unreference_unlocked….. to
    +nv_drm_gem_object_put_unlocked….

  4. I’m quite sure that I’ve probably over-complicated this patch but I threw it together quite haphazardly when trying out the new 5.0-rc1 back on release.
    And note that there could very well be some calculation errors to the time code, though I’ve not noticed anything odd yet.
    I made the patch for 415.25, but the patch also seems to work with 415.27 just fine.
    Here’s the patch: https://gitlab.com/snippets/1799795

    And please excuse me if there’s already a fix out there, I checked but didn’t find anything after some light searching.

    • Many thanks for this.. I can’t find any other fixes, so far.
      Tested OK on 415.27 and Kernel 5.0-rc3 (see latest article..)
      RG.

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