VMWare Workstation 7.1.3 on Kernel 2.6.37-10

If you encounter the following errors while recompiling kernel headers for vmware workstation:

/tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:1737:7: error: implicit declaration of function ‘kernel_locked’
make[2]: *** [/tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only/linux/driver.o] Error 1

You will need to adjust the patch discussed here and remove iommu.c patching. Make sure that you use the vmware-7.1.3-2.6.37-6-generic.patch attached to the vmware forum thread and the updated install script:

#! /bin/bash

# VMWare Workstation for Linux kernel _host modules_ patcher by ©2010 Artem S. Tashkinov.

# Use at your own risk.


echo "$*. Exiting"

product="VMWare WorkStation"
bdate=`date "+%F-%H:%M:%S"` || error "date utility didn't quite work. Hm"
vmver=`vmware-installer -l 2>&1 | awk '/vmware-workstation/{print substr($2,1,5)}'`

[ -z "$vmver" ] && error "$product is not installed"
[ "$vmver" != "$reqver" ] && error "This patcher is only for $product $reqver"
[ "$UID" != "0" ] && error "You must be root to run this script"
[ -f "$ptoken" ] && error "$ptoken found. You have already patched your sources"
[ ! -d "$basedir" ] && error "Source '$basedir' directory not found, reinstall $product"
[ ! -f "$fpatch" ] && error "'$fpatch' not found. Please, copy it to the current '$curdir' directory"

tmpdir=`mktemp -d` || exit 1
cp -an "$basedir" "$bkupdir" || exit 2

cd "$tmpdir" || exit 3
find "$basedir" -name "*.tar" -exec tar xf '{}' \; || exit 4

patch -p1 < "$curdir/$fpatch" || exit 5
tar cf vmci.tar vmci-only || exit 6
tar cf vsock.tar vsock-only || exit 7
tar cf vmnet.tar vmnet-only || exit 8
tar cf vmmon.tar vmmon-only || exit 9

cp -a *.tar "$basedir" || exit 10
rm -rf "$tmpdir" || exit 11
touch "$ptoken" || exit 12
cd "$curdir" || exit 13

vmware-modconfig --console --install-all

echo -e "\n"
echo "All done, you can now run $product."
echo "Modules sources backup can be found in the '$bkupdir' directory"

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