I had been running the later 3.6-rcs on my test system without any issues, so I have just updated my ‘main’ system to kernel version 3.6 – just released..
$ uname -a
Linux rglinux 3.6.0 #1 SMP Mon Oct 1 10:31:43 BST 2012 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
VMware 9.0 (patched) and the latest NVIDIA driver (304.51) compile, install, and run OK. The NVIDIA driver no longer needs the 3.6 patch, that earlier versions required..
The VMware patch is the one first developed for 3.5, and works with 3.6 as well.. Details are in an earlier post..
One small tip… If upgrading from an older .config, don’t forget to (re) select the ‘Multimedia‘ options…