Thanks to mkubecek, there is a fix for this, at vmmon: fix page accounting · mkubecek/vmware-host-modules@770c7ff · GitHub
I have applied this, and VMware W/S 12.5.7 - with this patch and the 4.13 vmnet patch - now works OK, with Kernel 4.14-rc1.
Thanks are also due to Niol for the info and link..
Thanks! This was super!
I followed your guidance when I had the same 'build' issue with Player V14. Your guidance fixed the build issue and the link to the fix for the physical memory issue restored my VMWare to working.