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Re: VMware Server fails to compile with the new kernel



Paul Smith wrote:
Dear All,

When trying to configure VMware Server under the
kernel-2.6.27.5-37.fc9.i686, I get the following errors:

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Building for VMware Server 1.0.0.
Using 2.6.x kernel build system.
make: Entering directory `/tmp/vmware-config1/vmmon-only'
make -C /lib/modules/2.6.27.5-37.fc9.i686/build/include/..
SUBDIRS=$PWD SRCROOT=$PWD/. modules
make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/kernels/2.6.27.5-37.fc9.i686'
  CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-config1/vmmon-only/linux/driver.o
In file included from /tmp/vmware-config1/vmmon-only/./include/x86.h:24,
                 from /tmp/vmware-config1/vmmon-only/linux/driver.h:15,
                 from /tmp/vmware-config1/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:53:
/tmp/vmware-config1/vmmon-only/./include/x86paging.h:61:1: warning:
"PTE_PFN_MASK" redefined
In file included from include/asm/paravirt.h:7,
                 from include/asm/irqflags.h:55,
                 from include/linux/irqflags.h:57,
                 from include/asm/system.h:11,
                 from include/asm/processor.h:17,
                 from include/linux/prefetch.h:14,
                 from include/linux/list.h:6,
                 from include/linux/module.h:9,
                 from /tmp/vmware-config1/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:16:
include/asm/page.h:22:1: warning: this is the location of the previous
definition
In file included from /tmp/vmware-config1/vmmon-only/linux/vmhost.h:13,
                 from /tmp/vmware-config1/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:84:
/tmp/vmware-config1/vmmon-only/./include/compat_semaphore.h:5:27:
error: asm/semaphore.h: No such file or directory
/tmp/vmware-config1/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c: In function
'__LinuxDriver_Ioctl':
/tmp/vmware-config1/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:1781: error: too many
arguments to function 'smp_call_function'
make[2]: *** [/tmp/vmware-config1/vmmon-only/linux/driver.o] Error 1
make[1]: *** [_module_/tmp/vmware-config1/vmmon-only] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/kernels/2.6.27.5-37.fc9.i686'
make: *** [vmmon.ko] Error 2
make: Leaving directory `/tmp/vmware-config1/vmmon-only'
Unable to build the vmmon module.

For more information on how to troubleshoot module-related problems, please
visit our Web site at "http://www.vmware.com/download/modules/modules.html"; and
"http://www.vmware.com/support/reference/linux/prebuilt_modules_linux.html";.

Execution aborted.

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Any ideas?

Do you have the latest vmware-any-any-update?

If you do, it may be time to find a newer one....

I just installed the new kernel, but I'm still running 2.6.26.6-79.fc9.x86_64 and I haven't rebooted yet. Thanks for the warning about vmware!

Thanks in advance,

Paul



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