Apparently, recent kernel changes have broken the building of the kernel modules necessary to use the latest version of VMware workstation on fedora 15. Does anyone know where I can find the patches that will allow the vmware modules for workstation 7.1.4 to build on fedora 15 with kernel 2.6.40-4.fc15.x86_64?
I've been searching and have found patches for previous versions, but none that worked with this combination.
# vmware-modconfig --console --install-all
Stopping vmware (via systemctl): [ OK ]
Using 2.6.x kernel build system.
make: Entering directory `/tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only'
make -C /lib/modules/2.6.40-4.fc15.x86_64/build/include/.. SUBDIRS=$PWD SRCROOT=$PWD/. \
make: Entering directory `/usr/src/kernels/2.6.40-4.fc15.x86_64'
CC [M] /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only/linux/driverLog.o
CC [M] /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only/linux/iommu.o
/tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only/linux/iommu.c:47:44: error: ‘SPIN_LOCK_UNLOCKED’ undeclared here (not in a function)
make: *** [/tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only/linux/iommu.o] Error 1
make: *** [_module_/tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only] Error 2
make: Leaving directory `/usr/src/kernels/2.6.40-4.fc15.x86_64'
make: *** [vmmon.ko] Error 2
make: Leaving directory `/tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only'
Unable to install vmmon
I found some related info in the following blog, but haven't been able to get to it working yet with the latest kernel: