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Re: VMware Server fails to compile with the new kernel



On Fri, Nov 14, 2008 at 11:07 PM, Kevin J. Cummings
<cummings kjchome homeip net> wrote:
>> When trying to configure VMware Server under the
>> kernel-2.6.27.5-37.fc9.i686, I get the following errors:
>>
>> --------------------------
>>
>> 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.
>>
>> --------------------------
>>
>> 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, Kevin. I do not know whether I have the latest
vmware-any-any-update. Where from can I get it?

Paul


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