kernel headers

Matthew Miller mattdm at
Sat Jan 12 15:27:34 UTC 2013

On Sat, Jan 12, 2013 at 04:57:49AM -0700, Lawrence Graves wrote:
> Everyone is blaming the inability of vmware workstation to compile
> on vmware/ nvidia people, when theerror message received says it
> can't find where the C file is located to compile. That seems to be
> a kernel error not a vmware or nvidia error. Please look into this
> minor problem.

Probably a file they are looking for changed. They'll need to update
their build tools to look in the right place.

The kernel makes a guarantee to not cause problems for userspace programs
with new versions. It makes no such guarantee for kernel modules. This is
one of the reasons the Linux kernel has been able to adapt and grow so well,
and also one of the reasons out-of-tree kernel modules (whether commercial
or open source) are problematic.

Matthew Miller  ☁☁☁  Fedora Cloud Architect  ☁☁☁  <mattdm at>

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