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    SubjectRe: VMware-workstation-4.5.1 on linux-2.6.4-x86_64 host fai
    On Wednesday 24 March 2004 12:59, Petr Vandrovec wrote:
    > On 24 Mar 04 at 11:43, Hans-Peter Jansen wrote:
    > >
    > > Am I right, that you're running on i586, while the problem expose
    > > on x86_64 arch?
    > Not only. It builds & runs without patches if you use "right"
    > x86_64 kernels. Patch you posted is needed on SuSE (AFAIK) 2.4.x
    > kernels and on 2.6.x kernels, while RedHat 2.4.x kernels works
    > without patch. On other side ffs(0) returns 33 on RedHat's 2.4.x
    > kernels (at least on one...) which can cause machine lockup in
    > endless loop waiting until ffs(0) will become 0...

    Hmm, it's a SuSE issue then, nice to know (and easily fixable ;-).

    > On 2.6.x kernels additionally (problem you are hitting now)
    > SIO*BRIDGE ioctls were moved from "compatible" to "not so
    > compatible" group. If you'll just mark them as "compatible", it
    > will work sufficiently well to get networking in VMware.

    I found it. Fixed it with this patch:

    --- include/linux/compat_ioctl.h~ 2004-03-12 18:37:26.000000000 +0100
    +++ include/linux/compat_ioctl.h 2004-03-24 12:34:30.000000000 +0100
    @@ -247,10 +247,10 @@
    -/* FIXME: not compatible
    +/* FIXME: not compatible */
    +/* reactivated for vmware */
    > Unfortunately I'm not aware about any way how to issue x86_64
    > ioctls from 32bit ia32 program, and spawning external program just
    > to perform one ioctl on some file descriptor looks like overkill.

    Since networking works as expected, I don't see any reason for this
    (I probably missing some aspect..)

    > I'll start supporting x86_64 in vmware-any-any- patches as soon as
    > someone donates x86_64 system to me, or after ~ September 2004,
    > whatever comes first. Until then you have to get it to work

    Well, I cannot spend you a machine atm, sorry.

    As it appears to me, VMware Inc. owes you __at least__ one ;-)

    > yourself - change you made is already done in
    > vmware-any-any-update55, unfortunately other parts of that update
    > do not build on x86_64 yet...

    Oh, well...

    > Petr Vandrovec

    My last issue is a cosmetical one. Is it expected, that in VMware GUI,
    the menu and all edit fields are rendered in a fixed space font (looks
    like "ETL Fixed"), which looks quite strange?

    Thanks for your help,

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