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Bug 154881

Summary: kernel-smp-2.6.11-1.14_FC3 breaks VMware
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Bernd Bartmann <bernd.bartmann>
Component: kernelAssignee: Kernel Maintainer List <kernel-maint>
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG QA Contact: Brian Brock <bbrock>
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Description Bernd Bartmann 2005-04-14 17:52:48 UTC
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Description of problem:
The update to kernel-smp-2.6.11-1.14_FC3 breaks VMware. The modules can't be compiled:

[root@riker ~]#
Making sure services for VMware Workstation are stopped.

Stopping VMware services:
   Virtual machine monitor                                 [  OK  ]
   Bridged networking on /dev/vmnet0                       [  OK  ]
   Virtual ethernet                                        [  OK  ]

Trying to find a suitable vmmon module for your running kernel.

None of the pre-built vmmon modules for VMware Workstation is suitable for your
running kernel.  Do you want this program to try to build the vmmon module for
your system (you need to have a C compiler installed on your system)? [yes]

Using compiler "/usr/bin/gcc". Use environment variable CC to override.

What is the location of the directory of C header files that match your running
kernel? [/lib/modules/2.6.11-1.14_FC3smp/build/include]

Extracting the sources of the vmmon module.

Building the vmmon module.

Using 2.6.x kernel build system.
make: Entering directory `/tmp/vmware-config1/vmmon-only'
make -C /lib/modules/2.6.11-1.14_FC3smp/build/include/.. SUBDIRS=$PWD SRCROOT=$PWD/. modules
make[1]: Entering directory `/lib/modules/2.6.11-1.14_FC3smp/build'
  CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-config1/vmmon-only/linux/driver.o
  CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-config1/vmmon-only/linux/hostif.o
In file included from /tmp/vmware-config1/vmmon-only/linux/hostif.c:68:
/tmp/vmware-config1/vmmon-only/./include/pgtbl.h: In function `PgtblVa2PTELocked':
/tmp/vmware-config1/vmmon-only/./include/pgtbl.h:81: Fehler: Anfrage nach Element »pgd« in etwas, was keine Struktur oder Variante ist
make[2]: *** [/tmp/vmware-config1/vmmon-only/linux/hostif.o] Fehler 1
make[1]: *** [_module_/tmp/vmware-config1/vmmon-only] Fehler 2
make[1]: Leaving directory `/lib/modules/2.6.11-1.14_FC3smp/build'
make: *** [vmmon.ko] Fehler 2
make: Leaving directory `/tmp/vmware-config1/vmmon-only'
Unable to build the vmmon module.

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Execution aborted.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. try to compile the VMware modules

Additional info:

Comment 1 Dave Jones 2005-04-14 19:28:57 UTC
vmware problem

Comment 2 taj 2005-04-18 04:39:49 UTC
This is vmware's problem.  But it may be of use to those that run into this
problem to know that there is a package available that tries to keep up with the
latest kernel changes.

Currently the latest package appears to be:

They usually shadow the kernel changes by a couple weeks.