It would be better if you can provide details such as the Linux distro and kernel versions that you are using. The patches may vary.
In the meantime have a look at this thread whether it helps things to move along
Kernel Version: 4.10.0-27-generic
OS Version: Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS
Thanks. I also tried the solution in the link you added but it did not still work
So effectively you got the kernel from Ubuntu 17.04.
What version of VMware Player do you have? If I am not mistaken, you may not even need to do any code patching if you have VMware Workstation Player 12.5.7.
VMware Player 12.5.0 build-4352439