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VMware Player and kernel 4.2

asked 2015-10-21 01:50:35 -0500

Sardathrion gravatar image

updated 2015-10-28 22:09:43 -0500

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VMware's kernel modules failed to update on new 4.2 kernel.

Is there a patch anywhere?

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answered 2015-11-04 02:40:46 -0500

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These VMWare community posts seem to indicate that it is a trivial fix.

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[Bug 1278896]](https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1278896) does offer a suggestion before it was rudely closed.

Sardathrion gravatar imageSardathrion ( 2015-11-09 04:16:21 -0500 )edit
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answered 2015-10-21 09:42:08 -0500

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updated 2015-10-21 09:42:39 -0500

You need to ask VMware they are the owner and maintainers of their modules.

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If I have the reputation, I would down vote this as a useless answer.

Sardathrion gravatar imageSardathrion ( 2015-10-26 11:00:58 -0500 )edit
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answered 2015-11-04 10:54:34 -0500

This is not the answer, but the error message wouldn't fit into the comment. On Fedora 22 with 4.2 kernel I get the error:


/bin/make -C /lib/modules/4.2.3-200.fc22.x86_64/build/include/.. SUBDIRS=$PWD SRCROOT=$PWD/. \
  MODULEBUILDDIR= modules
make[1]: Entering directory '/usr/src/kernels/4.2.3-200.fc22.x86_64'
  CC [M]  /tmp/modconfig-yW4yrz/vmhgfs-only/backdoorGcc64.o
  CC [M]  /tmp/modconfig-yW4yrz/vmhgfs-only/message.o
  CC [M]  /tmp/modconfig-yW4yrz/vmhgfs-only/dir.o
  CC [M]  /tmp/modconfig-yW4yrz/vmhgfs-only/rpcout.o
  CC [M]  /tmp/modconfig-yW4yrz/vmhgfs-only/hgfsUtil.o
  CC [M]  /tmp/modconfig-yW4yrz/vmhgfs-only/cpName.o
  CC [M]  /tmp/modconfig-yW4yrz/vmhgfs-only/link.o
/tmp/modconfig-yW4yrz/vmhgfs-only/link.c:59:21: warning: initialization from incompatible pointer type [-Wincompatible-pointer-types]
    .follow_link   = HgfsFollowlink,
                     ^
/tmp/modconfig-yW4yrz/vmhgfs-only/link.c:59:21: note: (near initialization for ‘HgfsLinkInodeOperations.follow_link’)
/tmp/modconfig-yW4yrz/vmhgfs-only/link.c:61:21: warning: initialization from incompatible pointer type [-Wincompatible-pointer-types]
    .put_link      = HgfsPutlink,
                     ^
/tmp/modconfig-yW4yrz/vmhgfs-only/link.c:61:21: note: (near initialization for ‘HgfsLinkInodeOperations.put_link’)
/tmp/modconfig-yW4yrz/vmhgfs-only/link.c: In function ‘HgfsFollowlink’:
/tmp/modconfig-yW4yrz/vmhgfs-only/link.c:127:10: error: implicit declaration of function ‘nd_set_link’ [-Werror=implicit-function-declaration]
          nd_set_link(nd, fileName);
          ^
/tmp/modconfig-yW4yrz/vmhgfs-only/link.c: In function ‘HgfsPutlink’:
/tmp/modconfig-yW4yrz/vmhgfs-only/link.c:238:15: error: implicit declaration of function ‘nd_get_link’ [-Werror=implicit-function-declaration]
    fileName = nd_get_link(nd);
               ^
/tmp/modconfig-yW4yrz/vmhgfs-only/link.c:238:13: warning: assignment makes pointer from integer without a cast [-Wint-conversion]
    fileName = nd_get_link(nd);
             ^
cc1: some warnings being treated as errors
scripts/Makefile.build:258: recipe for target '/tmp/modconfig-yW4yrz/vmhgfs-only/link.o' failed
make[2]: *** [/tmp/modconfig-yW4yrz/vmhgfs-only/link.o] Error 1
make[2]: *** Waiting for unfinished jobs....
Makefile:1390: recipe for target '_module_/tmp/modconfig-yW4yrz/vmhgfs-only' failed
make[1]: *** [_module_/tmp/modconfig-yW4yrz/vmhgfs-only] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory '/usr/src/kernels/4.2.3-200.fc22.x86_64'
Makefile:120: recipe for target 'vmhgfs.ko' failed
make: *** [vmhgfs.ko] Error 2
make: Leaving directory '/tmp/modconfig-yW4yrz/vmhgfs-only'
 

The fix in the link doesn't help. Any help, please?

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WMWare Workstation player 12 fixes it for Fedora 22 but not for Fedora 23.

Sardathrion gravatar imageSardathrion ( 2015-11-09 04:14:45 -0500 )edit

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