Thanks to Jeff Chua, there is a practical workaround for vmmon with Kernel 6.5, and this can be found at: https://github.com/jeffersonchua/linux-6.5.0/blob/main/patch-17.0.2-6.5.0 My apologies to Jeff, for the WordPress mangling of code in his previous comments on my earlier article…
I have applied this patch, and VMware Workstation 17.0.2 now loads/runs OK with Kernel 6.5-rc5 on my test system..
This does need more research, and some of the ongoing discussions can be found at: https://github.com/mkubecek/vmware-host-modules/issues/202 In the interests of full disclosure, I should mention that ayles2014 is an old GitHub account that I set up many years ago, and never used, until now.. (I used to live in Aylesbury…)
Robert Gadsdon. August 10th 2023.