[sle-beta] Issues with get_user_pages and VMware

Vincent Moutoussamy vmoutoussamy at suse.com
Wed Aug 9 08:36:39 MDT 2017

> On 9 Aug 2017, at 10:59, Waite, Dick (External) <Dick.Waite at softwareag.com> wrote:
> Just a heads up...
> SUSE has made a changes to the kernel api "get_user_pages". This is in LEAP 42.3, uname -r  4.4.76-1 and it causes VMware WS not to build.

What is VMware WS? Workstation?

> I have SLES12 SP-3 GA at uname -r 4.4.74-92.32 and this runs VMware Okay ???

It’s SLES 12 SP3 GMC until we officially release SP3 ; )
Are you saying it’s working for you ? I’m confused by your question mark..

> This came from a SLES12 SP-2 GA machine which did have zypper patch applied weekly. It was "updated" using the SLES12 SP-3 GA .iso file.
> I also have a number of SLES12 SP-3 GA machines running uname -r and again a zypper patch says no updates available. I have not tried to run VMware WS on these.

That’s expected, after we release a GMC, there is NO patches/updates relevant to
GMC in our online channels and we will not publish any new patches/updates after

> There are a numbers of blogs on this subject. If you do use VMware WS be very careful where you run it.

Do you mind to give some hints or urls?

Vincent Moutoussamy
SUSE Beta Program and SDK Project Manager
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