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Bug 221858 - vmware compile error (experimental 2.6.19 kernel)
vmware compile error (experimental 2.6.19 kernel)
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Kernel Maintainer List
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2007-01-08 11:14 EST by Ronald Warsow
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
2 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2007-02-14 19:09:30 EST
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the vmware modules (24.67 KB, text/plain)
2007-01-08 11:14 EST, Ronald Warsow
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Description Ronald Warsow 2007-01-08 11:14:44 EST
Description of problem:
unable to compile a vmware module on a i386/x86_64 box.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
experimental kernel-2.6.19-1.2888.fc6
VMware-server-1.0.1-29996 with removed "#include <linux/config.h>"

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
Actual results:
CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-config0/vmnet-only/userif.o
/tmp/vmware-config0/vmnet-only/userif.c: In function ‘VNetCopyDatagramToUser’:
/tmp/vmware-config0/vmnet-only/userif.c:629: error: ‘CHECKSUM_HW’ undeclared
(first use in this function)
/tmp/vmware-config0/vmnet-only/userif.c:629: error: (Each undeclared identifier
is reported only once
/tmp/vmware-config0/vmnet-only/userif.c:629: error: for each function it appears
make[2]: *** [/tmp/vmware-config0/vmnet-only/userif.o] Error 1
make[1]: *** [_module_/tmp/vmware-config0/vmnet-only] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/kernels/2.6.19-1.2888.fc6-x86_64'
make: *** [vmnet.ko] Error 2
make: Leaving directory `/tmp/vmware-config0/vmnet-only'
Unable to build the vmnet module.

Expected results:

Additional info:
i know i should send a bz to the vmware list, but with the prev. kernels it
compiles fine.
a hint what i could fix -if so- would be helpful.
Comment 1 Ronald Warsow 2007-01-08 11:14:44 EST
Created attachment 145067 [details]
the vmware modules
Comment 2 Ronald Warsow 2007-01-13 16:11:11 EST
a/the solution for people's have the same trouble with kernel > 2.6.19 and


best should be:
to change the summary line of this bz report and exchange "(experimental" into
"with 2.6.19 and above kernels"


the summary line seems to be writeable for me, but ...

Comment 3 Dave Jones 2007-02-14 19:09:30 EST
if out of tree modules don't compile, it's a problem with those modules not
being up to date with changes in the kernel.  vmware probably have updates

Either way, nothing to fix in the Fedora kernel.

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