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      • 30. Re: Here is patch for Workstation 6.5.1 on Linux 2.6.29 kernel
        bergerkos Lurker

        Hey, many great thanks to you! Nice job, especially with the script you wrote.

         

        Your patch (along with the .sh script to apply it) worked out fine for me with VMware Server 2.0.1!!!

         

        Only, I had to modify the patch a bit, so it could install:

         

         

         

         

         

         

        as there are only vsock, vmmon, vmci, vmnet in the VMware Server, I had to remove the #1 chunk pertaining to vmblock-only;

         

         

         

         

         

         

            • source-OLD/vmblock-only/Makefile    2008-10-28 22:47:20.000000000 -0700
        • $(EXTRA_CFLAGS) -Iinclude2/asm/mach-default \
        diff -urN source-OLD/vmblock-only/Makefile source-NEW/vmblock-only/Makefile
            • source-OLD/vmmon-only/include/x86apic.h    2008-10-28 22:47:17.000000000 -0700
        +++ source-NEW/vmblock-only/Makefile    2009-03-26 19:29:30.000000000 -0700 @@ -113,7 +113,7 @@ vm_check_build = $(shell if $(CC) $(KBUILD_CPPFLAGS) $(KBUILD_CFLAGS) \ $(CPPFLAGS) $(CFLAGS) $(CFLAGS_KERNEL) \ +    $(EXTRA_CFLAGS) -I$(HEADER_DIR) -Iinclude2/asm/mach-default \ -DKBUILD_BASENAME=\"$(DRIVER)\" \ -Werror -S -o /dev/null -xc $(1) \ > /dev/null 2>&1; then echo "$(2)"; else echo "$(3)"; fi) then, in the next part: -
        diff -urN source-OLD/vmmon-only/include/x86apic.h source-NEW/vmmon-only/include/x86apic.h +++ source-NEW/vmmon-only/include/x86apic.h    2009-03-31 11:18:30.000000000 -0700 @@ -94,7 +94,11 @@ #define APIC_LVT_DELVMODE(_lvt) (_lvt & 0x700) #define APIC_LVT_RESET_VALUE  0x00010000 +#if LINUX_VERSION_CODE < KERNEL_VERSION(2, 6, 29) #define APIC_BASE_MSR         0x1b

        +#else +#define APIC_BASE_MSR         0x800 +#endif

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

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        there is actually no line "#define APIC_BASE_MSR         0x1b" in x86apic.h of this VMware Server 2.0.1 version, so I changed the section accordingly.

        Or, perhaps, it was better to remove the section altogether? Well, I left the definition for the 2.6.29 kernel and it works fine so far. Logically though, it shouldn't change a lot even if it is not used at all, right? I must admit, I'm not a programmer at all -- just a DIY user.

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

        So, thanks a lot! Nice job.

         

         

        • 31. Re: Here is patch for Workstation 6.5.1 on Linux 2.6.29 kernel
          Krellan Enthusiast

          You're welcome!  Glad it installed.  As for APIC_BASE_MSR, I don't think this is used, either.  It must have been causing more problems than it helped, because in Workstation 6.5.2, it's no longer there.

           

          Josh

          • 32. Re: Here is patch for Workstation 6.5.1 on Linux 2.6.29 kernel
            kroser Lurker

             

            bergerkos,

             

             

            I couldn't actually follow the changes you made to the workstation patch to produce the server patch.  Could you post your modified patch for Vmware Server 2.0.1?

             

             

            • 33. Re: Here is patch for Workstation 6.5.1 on Linux 2.6.29 kernel
              bergerkos Lurker

               

              well that's actually pretty simple and straightforward.

               

               

              First, you delete from the patch the first chunk, starting with "diff -urN source-OLD/vmblock-only/Makefile source-NEW/vmblock-only/Makefile".

               

               

              Second, you also delete from the patch the chunk, starting with "diff -urN source-OLD/vmmon-only/include/x86apic.h source-NEW/vmmon-only/include/x86apic.h", because it is not actually needed at all.

               

               

               

               

               

              That's it! Then you run the *.sh script and it does all the job successfully, making a complete testing of the results. After which you just run the normal command "vmware-config.pl".

               

               

              • 34. Here is patch for Server 2.* on Linux 2.6.29 kernel
                arth1 Novice

                Instead of messing with the patch for VMWare Workstation, which misses some of the Server stuff, here's a quick fix for VMWare Server 2.x:

                 

                #!/bin/sh
                cd /usr/lib/vmware-tools/modules/source || exit 10
                /bin/ls -1 *.tar | xargs -n1 tar xf
                perl -pi.bak -e 's/-Iinclude2/-I\$(HEADER_DIR) -Iinclude2/' */Makefile
                /bin/ls -1 *.tar | sed 's/\.tar$//' | awk '{print "tar cf "$1".tar "$1"-only"}' | sh
                /bin/rm -rf *-only
                

                 

                There will still be lots of warnings, but all modules except one should compile now.

                • 35. Re: Here is patch for Workstation 6.5.1 on Linux 2.6.29 kernel
                  Fogliato Lurker

                  Thanks! Very, very, very thanks! You resolved my problem!

                  • 36. Re: Here is patch for Server 2.* on Linux 2.6.29 kernel
                    hceuterpe Novice

                     

                    It's still breaking for me, after that server patch:

                     

                     

                     

                     

                     

                    Using 2.6.x kernel build system. make: Entering directory `/tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only' make -C /lib/modules/2.6.29.4-167.fc11.x86_64/build/include/.. SUBDIRS=$PWD SRCROOT=$PWD/. modules make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/kernels/2.6.29.4-167.fc11.x86_64'   CC   /tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/linux/driver.o In file included from /tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/./include/vmware.h:38,                  from /tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:99: /tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/./include/vm_basic_types.h:108:7: warning: "__FreeBSD__" is not defined In file included from /tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/./include/vcpuset.h:103,                  from /tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/./include/modulecall.h:37,                  from /tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/./common/vmx86.h:33,                  from /tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/linux/driver.h:29,                  from /tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:101: /tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/./include/vm_atomic.h:329:7: warning: "_MSC_VER" is not defined /tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/./include/vm_atomic.h:333:7: warning: "_MSC_VER" is not defined /tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/./include/vm_atomic.h:401:7: warning: "_MSC_VER" is not defined /tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/./include/vm_atomic.h:407:7: warning: "_MSC_VER" is not defined /tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/./include/vm_atomic.h:460:7: warning: "_MSC_VER" is not defined /tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/./include/vm_atomic.h:506:7: warning: "_MSC_VER" is not defined /tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/./include/vm_atomic.h:551:7: warning: "_MSC_VER" is not defined /tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/./include/vm_atomic.h:595:7: warning: "_MSC_VER" is not defined /tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/./include/vm_atomic.h:640:7: warning: "_MSC_VER" is not defined /tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/./include/vm_atomic.h:684:7: warning: "_MSC_VER" is not defined /tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/./include/vm_atomic.h:729:7: warning: "_MSC_VER" is not defined /tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/./include/vm_atomic.h:773:7: warning: "_MSC_VER" is not defined /tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/./include/vm_atomic.h:775:7: warning: "_MSC_VER" is not defined /tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/./include/vm_atomic.h:816:7: warning: "_MSC_VER" is not defined /tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/./include/vm_atomic.h:860:7: warning: "_MSC_VER" is not defined /tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/./include/vm_atomic.h:862:7: warning: "_MSC_VER" is not defined /tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/./include/vm_atomic.h:903:7: warning: "_MSC_VER" is not defined /tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/./include/vm_atomic.h:945:7: warning: "_MSC_VER" is not defined /tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/./include/vm_atomic.h:947:7: warning: "_MSC_VER" is not defined /tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/./include/vm_atomic.h:986:7: warning: "_MSC_VER" is not defined /tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/./include/vm_atomic.h:1028:7: warning: "_MSC_VER" is not defined /tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/./include/vm_atomic.h:1030:7: warning: "_MSC_VER" is not defined /tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/./include/vm_atomic.h:1069:7: warning: "_MSC_VER" is not defined /tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/./include/vm_atomic.h:1223:7: warning: "_MSC_VER" is not defined /tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/./include/vm_atomic.h:1227:7: warning: "_MSC_VER" is not defined /tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/./include/vm_atomic.h:1313:7: warning: "_MSC_VER" is not defined /tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/./include/vm_atomic.h:1536:7: warning: "_MSC_VER" is not defined /tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/./include/vm_atomic.h:1663:7: warning: "_MSC_VER" is not defined /tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/./include/vm_atomic.h:1796:7: warning: "_MSC_VER" is not defined In file included from /tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/./include/vm_asm_x86_64.h:39,                  from /tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/./include/vm_asm.h:41,                  from /tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:103: /tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/./include/vm_asm_x86.h:486:7: warning: "_MSC_VER" is not defined /tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/./include/vm_asm_x86.h:779:7: warning: "_MSC_VER" is not defined /tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/./include/vm_asm_x86.h:820:7: warning: "_MSC_VER" is not defined /tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/./include/vm_asm_x86.h:922:7: warning: "_MSC_VER" is not defined In file included from /tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/./include/vm_asm.h:41,                  from /tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:103: /tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/./include/vm_asm_x86_64.h:56:7: warning: "_MSC_VER" is not defined In file included from /tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:119: /tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/./common/hostif.h:53:7: warning: "WINNT_DDK" is not defined /tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c: In function ‘LinuxDriver_Ioctl’: /tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:1987: error: ‘struct task_struct’ has no member named ‘euid’ /tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:1987: error: ‘struct task_struct’ has no member named ‘uid’ /tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:1988: error: ‘struct task_struct’ has no member named ‘fsuid’ /tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:1988: error: ‘struct task_struct’ has no member named ‘uid’ /tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:1989: error: ‘struct task_struct’ has no member named ‘egid’ /tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:1989: error: ‘struct task_struct’ has no member named ‘gid’ /tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:1990: error: ‘struct task_struct’ has no member named ‘fsgid’ /tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:1990: error: ‘struct task_struct’ has no member named ‘gid’ make[2]: *** /tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/linux/driver.o Error 1 make[1]: *** Error 2 make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/kernels/2.6.29.4-167.fc11.x86_64' make: *** http://vmmon.ko Error 2 make: Leaving directory `/tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only' Unable to build the vmmon module. For more information on how to troubleshoot module-related problems, please visit our Web site at "http://www.vmware.com/go/unsup-linux-products" and "http://www.vmware.com/go/unsup-linux-tools". Execution aborted.

                     

                     

                     

                     

                     

                     

                     

                     

                    Any ideas?

                     

                     

                    • 37. Re: Here is patch for Server 2.* on Linux 2.6.29 kernel
                      bergerkos Lurker

                      Your error is the same as I had before I tried (successfully) the VMware Workstation patch. I mean, it gives the error, which reflects the missing definitions, which were added by that patch.

                       

                      I feel I must try myself the "quick fix" by the friend above, which he kindly suggests instead of messing with the Workstation patch. Especially so, if that patch is missing some Server stuff (which I haven't felt yet).

                       

                       

                       

                       

                       

                       

                       

                       

                       

                       

                       

                       

                       

                       

                       

                       

                       

                       

                       

                       

                       

                      Kostya

                      • 38. Re: Here is patch for Server 2.* on Linux 2.6.29 kernel
                        arth1 Novice

                        Did you miss "all modules except one should compile now"?

                        Unless you suspend/resume the VM from the host side, you can get by without vmmon.

                        • 39. Re: Here is patch for Workstation 6.5.1 on Linux 2.6.29 kernel
                          gmarcotte3 Novice

                           

                          tried to run the patch and it gives me this:

                           

                           

                          Found tar file for vsock module

                          Found tar file for vmnet module

                          Found tar file for vmmon module

                          Found tar file for vmblock module

                          Found tar file for vmppuser module

                          Found tar file for vmci module

                          Using patch file: /root/vmware-6.5.2-modules-2.6.29-fix.patch

                          Using module directory: /usr/lib/vmware/modules/source

                          Using backup directory: /usr/lib/vmware/modules/source-backup

                          Backing up ./vsock.tar to /usr/lib/vmware/modules/source-backup/./vsock.tar

                          Backing up ./vmnet.tar to /usr/lib/vmware/modules/source-backup/./vmnet.tar

                          Backing up ./vmmon.tar to /usr/lib/vmware/modules/source-backup/./vmmon.tar

                          Backing up ./vmblock.tar to /usr/lib/vmware/modules/source-backup/./vmblock.tar

                          Backing up ./vmppuser.tar to /usr/lib/vmware/modules/source-backup/./vmppuser.tar

                          Backing up ./vmci.tar to /usr/lib/vmware/modules/source-backup/./vmci.tar

                          Untarring vsock.tar

                          Untarring vmnet.tar

                          Untarring vmmon.tar

                          Untarring vmblock.tar

                          Untarring vmppuser.tar

                          Untarring vmci.tar

                          Testing patch

                          patching file vmblock-only/Makefile

                          Hunk #1 FAILED at 122.

                          1 out of 1 hunk FAILED -- saving rejects to file vmblock-only/Makefile.rej

                          patching file vmci-only/Makefile

                          patching file vmmon-only/include/x86apic.h

                          Hunk #1 succeeded at 78 with fuzz 2 (offset -16 lines).

                          patching file vmmon-only/linux/driver.c

                          Hunk #1 FAILED at 1984.

                          1 out of 1 hunk FAILED -- saving rejects to file vmmon-only/linux/driver.c.rej

                          patching file vmmon-only/linux/hostif.c

                          Hunk #1 succeeded at 3226 (offset -198 lines).

                          Hunk #2 FAILED at 3340.

                          Hunk #3 FAILED at 3464.

                          2 out of 3 hunks FAILED -- saving rejects to file vmmon-only/linux/hostif.c.rej

                          patching file vmmon-only/Makefile

                          Hunk #1 FAILED at 122.

                          1 out of 1 hunk FAILED -- saving rejects to file vmmon-only/Makefile.rej

                          patching file vmnet-only/Makefile

                          Hunk #1 FAILED at 122.

                          1 out of 1 hunk FAILED -- saving rejects to file vmnet-only/Makefile.rej

                          patching file vmnet-only/netif.c

                          Hunk #1 FAILED at 324.

                          Hunk #2 succeeded at 533 (offset -37 lines).

                          Hunk #4 succeeded at 650 (offset -37 lines).

                          1 out of 4 hunks FAILED -- saving rejects to file vmnet-only/netif.c.rej

                          patching file vsock-only/Makefile

                          Sorry, problem with the patch, I can't apply it

                           

                           

                          so what do I have to do to run this patch?

                           

                           

                          • 40. Re: Here is patch for Workstation 6.5.1 on Linux 2.6.29 kernel
                            gmarcotte3 Novice

                             

                            uninstalled then installed again then ran the script it ran without any errors but after doing

                             

                             

                            vmware-modconfig --console --install-all

                             

                             

                            I get

                             

                             

                            .....

                             

                             

                            tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only/./include/compat_wait.h:78: error: conflicting types for ‘poll_initwait’

                            include/linux/poll.h:67: note: previous declaration of ‘poll_initwait’ was here

                            /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c: In function ‘LinuxDriverSyncCallOnEachCPU’:

                            /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:1423: error: too many arguments to function ‘smp_call_function’

                            /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c: In function ‘LinuxDriver_Ioctl’:

                            /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:1987: error: ‘struct task_struct’ has no member named ‘euid’

                            /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:1987: error: ‘struct task_struct’ has no member named ‘uid’

                            /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:1988: error: ‘struct task_struct’ has no member named ‘fsuid’

                            /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:1988: error: ‘struct task_struct’ has no member named ‘uid’

                            /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:1989: error: ‘struct task_struct’ has no member named ‘egid’

                            /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:1989: error: ‘struct task_struct’ has no member named ‘gid’

                            /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:1990: error: ‘struct task_struct’ has no member named ‘fsgid’

                            /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:1990: error: ‘struct task_struct’ has no member named ‘gid’

                            /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:2007: error: too many arguments to function ‘smp_call_function’

                            make[2]: *** /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only/linux/driver.o Error 1

                            make[1]: *** Error 2

                            make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/kernels/2.6.29.4-167.fc11.i686.PAE'

                            make: *** http://vmmon.ko Error 2

                            make: Leaving directory `/tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only'

                            Unable to install vmmon

                             

                             

                             

                            • 41. Re: Here is patch for Workstation 6.5.1 on Linux 2.6.29 kernel
                              woopps Lurker

                               

                              Thanks a lot, Krellan and bergerkos.

                               

                               

                              I installed VMWare 2.0.1 server on Fedora 11Kernel 2.6.29.4-167.fc11.x86_64 with Krellan's patch kit and bergerkos's trick. Everything went through smoothly.

                               

                               

                              Great job.  All your efforts are greatly appreciated.

                               

                               

                              • 42. Re: Here is patch for Workstation 6.5.1 on Linux 2.6.29 kernel
                                gmarcotte3 Novice

                                got it to install and run by uninstalling VMworkstation.  making sure /usr/lib/vmware/ was clean  then reinstalled vmware 6.5 by doing:

                                 

                                1. export LANG=C

                                 

                                 

                                then

                                 

                                 

                                1. rpm -i VMware-Workstation-6.5.2-156735.i386.rpm

                                 

                                 

                                and it ran without any errors  and the /usr/lib/vmware director

                                looks clean

                                 

                                 

                                then

                                 

                                 

                                1. bash ./vmware-6.5.2-modules-2.6.29-fix.sh

                                 

                                 

                                and then

                                 

                                 

                                1. vmware-modconfig --console --install-all

                                 

                                 

                                this ran ok then rebooted and try vmware load

                                 

                                 

                                and it works

                                 

                                 

                                • 43. Re: Here is patch for Workstation 6.5.1 on Linux 2.6.29 kernel
                                  disruptor Lurker

                                   

                                  Hi i've used the patch for linux distribution Mandriva 2009.1 with kernel 2.6.29.6-desktop-2mnb.

                                   

                                   

                                  It works. I've used it as you describe .

                                   

                                   

                                  Many thanks.

                                   

                                   

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