[svlug] VMWare problems..

stripes stripes at tigerlair.com
Mon Jul 18 09:33:13 PDT 2005

Hi all,

Ok, I've got a stock 2.6.9 kernel going on Debian unstable. I have
the kernel source from kernel.org, so I have all the header files 
there and everything.

The problem is, I can't get the bridging modules for VMware to
compile on either 4.5.2 or 5.0 workstation :(

include/linux/skbuff.h: In function 'skb_add_data':
include/linux/skbuff.h:1017: warning: pointer targets in passing argument 2 of 'csum_and_copy_from_user' differ in signedness
/tmp/vmware-config0/vmnet-only/bridge.c: In function 'VNetBridgeReceiveFromVNet':
/tmp/vmware-config0/vmnet-only/bridge.c:459: error: 'struct sock' has no member named 'wmem_alloc'
make[2]: *** [/tmp/vmware-config0/vmnet-only/bridge.o] Error 1
make[1]: *** [_module_/tmp/vmware-config0/vmnet-only] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-2.6.9'
make: *** [vmnet.ko] Error 2
make: Leaving directory `/tmp/vmware-config0/vmnet-only'
Unable to build the vmnet module.

Is this because I'm compiling with gcc 4.0?

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