[lkml]   [2001]   [Sep]   [24]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
Messages in this thread
    SubjectRe: Binary only module overview
    On 24 Sep 01 at 12:24, Dave McCracken wrote:
    > >> IIRC, vmware includes one or more kernel modules.
    > >>
    > >> Rasmus
    > >>
    > > Yes, but the modules are not binary-only.
    > > The sourcecode is in the package, although it is not GPL.
    > I believe they only provide source for an interface layer that can be
    > compiled against a specific version of the kernel. I think the core
    > drivers are binary only.

    VMnet and VMppuser drivers are completely standalone and can work
    without VMware. You can persuade VMmon module to load and execute
    arbitrary code on kernel level - it just provides virtual machine
    environment (switches CPU context), but as it even does not link to
    anything else, I do not see any problem here. DRI drivers also allows
    you to smash arbitrary piece of memory...

    As for license on these modules - I was under impression that they are
    under GPL, but I'll ask VMware for clarification.
    Best regards,
    Petr Vandrovec

    To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
    the body of a message to
    More majordomo info at
    Please read the FAQ at

     \ /
      Last update: 2005-03-22 13:03    [W:0.064 / U:160.628 seconds]
    ©2003-2016 Jasper Spaans. hosted at Digital OceanAdvertise on this site