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Bug 37254 - VMWare module build fails on stock 7.1 kernel header files
VMWare module build fails on stock 7.1 kernel header files
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Arjan van de Ven
Brock Organ
: 38135 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2001-04-23 15:46 EDT by Matt Biermann
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:32 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-04-23 15:46:15 EDT
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Patch to vmware to make it work on 2.4 kernels (746 bytes, patch)
2001-04-25 04:17 EDT, Arjan van de Ven
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Description Matt Biermann 2001-04-23 15:46:11 EDT
VMware module build for vmnet module (network access module) fails on 
compile using stock RH 7.1 2.4.2-2 header files

Extracting the sources of the vmnet module.
Building the vmnet module.
make: Entering directory `/tmp/vmware-config1/vmnet-only'
bridge.c: In function `VNetBridgeReceiveFromDev':
bridge.c:788: warning: implicit declaration of function `skb_datarefp'
make: Leaving directory `/tmp/vmware-config1/vmnet-only'
Unable to make a vmnet module that can be loaded in the running kernel:
/tmp/vmware-config1/vmnet.o: unresolved symbol skb_datarefp
There is probably a light difference of kernel configuration between the 
set of
C header files you specified and your running kernel. You may want to 
rebuild a
kernel based on that directory, or specify another directory.
Comment 1 Arjan van de Ven 2001-04-23 15:48:46 EDT
This is a bug in the VMware driver. Please contact their support team to get
the updated driver.
Comment 2 Arjan van de Ven 2001-04-25 04:16:53 EDT

but as they seem to take AGES to get the 5 line patch I'll attach it to this
bug for you.
Comment 3 Arjan van de Ven 2001-04-25 04:17:34 EDT
Created attachment 16345 [details]
Patch to vmware to make it work on 2.4 kernels
Comment 4 Arjan van de Ven 2001-04-28 04:06:40 EDT
*** Bug 38135 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

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