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Kernel 4.6 VMware Workstation 12 get_user_pages error


My Archlinux system just upgraded to kernel 4.6 and when compiling VMware Workstation 12 modules, I get:

/usr/lib/vmware/modules/source/vmmon-only/linux/hostif.c
error: too many arguments to function ‘get_user_pages’

Fortunately, this is a known problem, solved in the VMware Workstation Community forum.

The solution is to replace all "get_user_pages" calls with "get_user_pages_remote".

I got to replace:

  • 1 occurence in "vmmon-only/linux/hostif.c"
  • 1 occurence in "vmnet-only/userif.c"


This made it for me. Thanks go to "the community".

References: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1278896


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