11 Replies Latest reply on Jul 16, 2015 8:00 PM by kingneutron

    Linux host - Kernel 3.19 breaks VMware (vmnet)

    rgadsdon Novice

      Tried VMware Workstation 11.0 with Kernel 3.19-rc3) and VMware vmnet compile fails:

      /tmp/modconfig-2fqpf2/vmnet-only/driver.c:1194:20: error: ‘struct file’ has no member named ‘f_dentry’

      Replaced ‘f_dentry’ by ‘f_path.dentry’… and driver.c compiled ok, but then:

      /tmp/modconfig-dy2ali/vmnet-only/userif.c:526:4: error: implicit declaration of function ‘skb_copy_datagram_iovec’ [-Werror=implicit-function-declaration]

      I tried more code changes (replacing skb_copy_datagram_iovec with skb_copy_datagram_msg in userif.c, and got vmnet to compile, but it crashed/tombstoned when starting up…

      [ 854.004621] general protection fault: 0000 [#2] PREEMPT SMP

      (more detail at http://rglinuxtech.com/?p=1267)


      Robert Gadsdon

      January 12, 2015