I was totally surprised when I installed Ubuntu 14.10 kernel 3.15.0-2-generic on my system already patched (Archlinux) for kernel 3.14. Everything works without recompiling (probably uselessly) WS. This includes autostarting a shared Windows 8.1 VM
I'd appreciate it if somebody can confirm.
On Ubuntu, VMware is much better in using the in-kernel drivers (vmci and vsock), which don't require recompilation: [Phoronix] VMware Still Trying To Push VMCI, VSOCK For Linux
I have no idea what's the deal with trying to compile the modules on Arch, when the mainlined ones are already even loaded.