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0007965CentOS-6kernelpublic2014-12-06 11:25
Reportercentos-user1 
PrioritynormalSeverityminorReproducibilityalways
Status newResolutionopen 
Platformx86_64 (not tested on i686)OSCentOSOS Version6.6
Product Version6.6 
Target VersionFixed in Version 
Summary0007965: Problem VMWare Player with kernel 2.6.32-504 / 2.6.32-504.1.3
DescriptionHello,

On CentOS 6.6 (64 bits), kernel 2.6.32-504 / 2.6.32-504.1.3, after installing VMware Player 6.0.2, there is an error when I start vmware service :

# service vmware start
Checking VMware modules
Starting VMware services:
   Virtual machine monitor [FAILED]
   Virtual machine communication interface [ OK ]
   VM communication interface socket family [ OK ]
   Blocking file system [ OK ]
   Virtual ethernet [ OK ]
   VMware Authentication Daemon [ OK ]

# modprobe vmmon
FATAL: Error inserting vmmon (/lib/modules/2.6.32-504.1.3.el6.x86_64/misc/vmmon.ko): Unknown symbol in module, or unknown parameter (see dmesg)

To solve this problem, I have to recompile vmware modules :
# service vmware stop
# for EACH in vmmon vmnet vmci; do vmware-modconfig --console --build-mod $EACH; modprobe $EACH; done
# service vmware start

I don't know why vmmon module is not compiled properly ? Anyone knows ?

On VMware forums, this issue on CentOS 6.6 also concerns other versions of VMware Player/Workstation :
https://communities.vmware.com/thread/495035
https://communities.vmware.com/message/2442783

On older CentOS kernels, I don't have this issue.
On Ubuntu 12.04/14.04, I dont have this issue with the same version of vmware player.

So, do you know if it's an issue related to kernel 2.6.32-504 / 2.6.32-504.1.3 ?
Is it possible to fix this issue ?

Don't hesitate to ask me if you need complementary informations or to perform tests.

Thanks,

Have a good day !
Steps To Reproduce- Install VMWare Player
- Start VMWare Player
Additional InformationThis problem is reportted on vmware forum :
https://communities.vmware.com/thread/495035
https://communities.vmware.com/message/2442783
TagsNo tags attached.

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toracat

toracat

2014-12-05 17:18

manager   ~0021868

It is not clear if you still have a problem after building the vmmon module by following:

https://communities.vmware.com/message/2444237#2444237

Or are you just asking why the module has to be rebuilt for newer kernels?

By the way it is best for you to use one of the support venues rather than the bug tracker.
centos-user1

centos-user1

2014-12-06 11:25

reporter   ~0021871

Hello toracat,

Sorry if it's not clear. I know I have to rebuilt modules after a kernel update, this is not the problem.

I reproduced this problem with a new installation of CentOS 6.6 and a new installation of VMware Player 6.0.2.
To solve the problem, I can rebuild vmware modules just after the vmware installation but this not normal.

I tested with VMware Player 7.0.0, I don't have this issue. However I use VMware Player 6.0.2 on all my computers, and I have this issue only on CentOS 6.6 with kernel 2.6.32-504 / 2.6.32-504.1.3 (no problem with Ubuntu 12.04/14.04 and CentOS 6.4/6.5) so I think it might be an issue related to kernel 2.6.32-504 / 2.6.32-504.1.3.

This command doesn't solve the problem (Why ? Is the command used at the vmware installation to build and install modules ?) :
# vmware-modconfig --console --install-all
I use this command to rebuild vmware modules at startup after a kernel update, this doesn't work only on CentOS 6.6 with kernel 2.6.32-504 / 2.6.32-504.1.3 (no problem with Ubuntu 12.04/14.04 and CentOS 6.4/6.5)

This command solve the problem (but this is not normal to have to rebuild vmware modules just after a new vmware installation) :
# for EACH in vmmon vmnet vmci; do vmware-modconfig --console --build-mod $EACH; modprobe $EACH; done

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2014-12-05 07:36 centos-user1 New Issue
2014-12-05 17:18 toracat Note Added: 0021868
2014-12-06 11:25 centos-user1 Note Added: 0021871