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VMware Server 1.0.6 - Ubuntu 10.10 - 2.6.35-22-server -- compile errors

Posted on 2011-02-28
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I'm battling a Vmware Server 1.0.6 compile issue on Ubuntu 10.10 x86_64. After fighting w/ the script to see where my kernel-headers were located, I now get the following string of errors --- not really sure how to fix this:

Building the vmmon module.

Using 2.6.x kernel build system.
make: Entering directory `/tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only'
make -C /lib/modules/2.6.35-22-server/build/include/.. SUBDIRS=$PWD SRCROOT=$PWD/. modules
make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.35-22-server'
  CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/linux/driver.o
In file included from /tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/./include/vmware.h:25,
                 from /tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:48:
/tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/./include/vm_basic_types.h:104: warning: "__FreeBSD__" is not defined
In file included from /tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/./include/x86.h:20,
                 from /tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/./include/machine.h:24,
                 from /tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/linux/driver.h:15,
                 from /tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:49:
/tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/./include/x86apic.h:79: warning: "APIC_BASE_MSR" redefined
/usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.35-22-server/arch/x86/include/asm/apicdef.h:142: note: this is the location of the previous definition
In file included from /tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/./include/x86.h:21,
                 from /tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/./include/machine.h:24,
                 from /tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/linux/driver.h:15,
                 from /tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:49:
/tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/./include/x86desc.h:593: warning: "_MSC_VER" is not defined
In file included from /tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/./include/machine.h:24,
                 from /tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/linux/driver.h:15,
                 from /tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:49:
/tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/./include/x86.h:830: warning: "PTE_PFN_MASK" redefined
/usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.35-22-server/arch/x86/include/asm/pgtable_types.h:182: note: this is the location of the previous definition
In file included from /tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/./include/vcpuset.h:78,
                 from /tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/./include/modulecall.h:22,
                 from /tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/./common/vmx86.h:18,
                 from /tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/linux/driver.h:16,
                 from /tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:49:
/tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/./include/vm_atomic.h:226: warning: "_MSC_VER" is not defined
/tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/./include/vm_atomic.h:230: warning: "_MSC_VER" is not defined
/tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/./include/vm_atomic.h:298: warning: "_MSC_VER" is not defined
/tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/./include/vm_atomic.h:304: warning: "_MSC_VER" is not defined
/tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/./include/vm_atomic.h: In function ‘Atomic_ReadIfEqualWrite64’:
/tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/./include/vm_atomic.h:357: warning: "_MSC_VER" is not defined
/tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/./include/vm_atomic.h: In function ‘Atomic_And’:
/tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/./include/vm_atomic.h:402: warning: "_MSC_VER" is not defined
/tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/./include/vm_atomic.h: In function ‘Atomic_And64’:
/tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/./include/vm_atomic.h:446: warning: "_MSC_VER" is not defined
/tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/./include/vm_atomic.h: In function ‘Atomic_Or’:
/tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/./include/vm_atomic.h:489: warning: "_MSC_VER" is not defined
/tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/./include/vm_atomic.h: In function ‘Atomic_Or64’:
/tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/./include/vm_atomic.h:533: warning: "_MSC_VER" is not defined
/tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/./include/vm_atomic.h: In function ‘Atomic_Xor’:
/tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/./include/vm_atomic.h:576: warning: "_MSC_VER" is not defined
/tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/./include/vm_atomic.h: In function ‘Atomic_Xor64’:
/tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/./include/vm_atomic.h:620: warning: "_MSC_VER" is not defined
/tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/./include/vm_atomic.h: In function ‘Atomic_Add’:
/tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/./include/vm_atomic.h:663: warning: "_MSC_VER" is not defined
/tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/./include/vm_atomic.h:665: warning: "_MSC_VER" is not defined
/tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/./include/vm_atomic.h: In function ‘Atomic_Add64’:
/tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/./include/vm_atomic.h:705: warning: "_MSC_VER" is not defined
/tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/./include/vm_atomic.h: In function ‘Atomic_Sub’:
/tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/./include/vm_atomic.h:748: warning: "_MSC_VER" is not defined
/tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/./include/vm_atomic.h:750: warning: "_MSC_VER" is not defined
/tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/./include/vm_atomic.h: In function ‘Atomic_Sub64’:
/tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/./include/vm_atomic.h:790: warning: "_MSC_VER" is not defined
/tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/./include/vm_atomic.h: In function ‘Atomic_Inc’:
/tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/./include/vm_atomic.h:831: warning: "_MSC_VER" is not defined
/tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/./include/vm_atomic.h:833: warning: "_MSC_VER" is not defined
/tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/./include/vm_atomic.h: In function ‘Atomic_Inc64’:
/tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/./include/vm_atomic.h:871: warning: "_MSC_VER" is not defined
/tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/./include/vm_atomic.h: In function ‘Atomic_Dec’:
/tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/./include/vm_atomic.h:912: warning: "_MSC_VER" is not defined
/tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/./include/vm_atomic.h:914: warning: "_MSC_VER" is not defined
/tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/./include/vm_atomic.h: In function ‘Atomic_Dec64’:
/tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/./include/vm_atomic.h:952: warning: "_MSC_VER" is not defined
/tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/./include/vm_atomic.h: At top level:
/tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/./include/vm_atomic.h:1073: warning: "_MSC_VER" is not defined
/tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/./include/vm_atomic.h:1077: warning: "_MSC_VER" is not defined
/tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/./include/vm_atomic.h: In function ‘Atomic_ReadAdd64’:
/tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/./include/vm_atomic.h:1124: warning: "_MSC_VER" is not defined
/tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/./include/vm_atomic.h: At top level:
/tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/./include/vm_atomic.h:1329: warning: "_MSC_VER" is not defined
/tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/./include/vm_atomic.h:1454: warning: "_MSC_VER" is not defined
/tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/./include/vm_atomic.h: In function ‘Atomic_ReadWrite64’:
/tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/./include/vm_atomic.h:1587: warning: "_MSC_VER" is not defined
In file included from /tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/linux/driver.h:20,
                 from /tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:49:
/tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/./include/compat_wait.h: At top level:
/tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/./include/compat_wait.h:37: warning: "VMW_HAVE_EPOLL" is not defined
/tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/./include/compat_wait.h:43: warning: "VMW_HAVE_EPOLL" is not defined
/tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/./include/compat_wait.h:60: error: conflicting types for ‘poll_initwait’
include/linux/poll.h:72: note: previous declaration of ‘poll_initwait’ was here
In file included from /tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/./include/vm_asm_x86_64.h:23,
                 from /tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/./include/vm_asm.h:28,
                 from /tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:52:
/tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/./include/vm_asm_x86.h:430: warning: "_MSC_VER" is not defined
/tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/./include/vm_asm_x86.h:676: warning: "_MSC_VER" is not defined
/tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/./include/vm_asm_x86.h:716: warning: "_MSC_VER" is not defined
In file included from /tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/./include/vm_asm.h:28,
                 from /tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:52:
/tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/./include/vm_asm_x86_64.h:40: warning: "_MSC_VER" is not defined
In file included from /tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/linux/vmhost.h:13,
                 from /tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:71:
/tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/./include/compat_semaphore.h:5: fatal error: asm/semaphore.h: No such file or directory
compilation terminated.
make[2]: *** [/tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/linux/driver.o] Error 1
make[1]: *** [_module_/tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.35-22-server'
make: *** [vmmon.ko] Error 2
make: Leaving directory `/tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only'
Unable to build the vmmon module.

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I had to symlink this:

/usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.35-22-server/include/generated/autoconf.h

to

/usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.35-22-server/include/

which got me past the kernel-headers error, but now I'm stuck at the error output above.

any thoughts?
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Have you considered using the most recent last version 2.0.2?
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by:kapshure
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well we've ran that in the past. the current VMDK's have all been running under 1.0.6. We moved off of 2.0.x b/c of instability/performance issues.

I've built this same Vmware server release on CentOS 5.x -- and had header problems then, but not the problems to the extent i'm having today.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 500 total points
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Okay. No further developement of VMware Server is being done by VMware, and you may want to investigate the free Type 1 Hypervisor ESXi, which will perform far better than 1.0.6. Although you will have to dedicate a server to it, which must on on the Hardware Compatibility List, if you are using VIrtual Machines in a production environment.
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That's good information to know; so the free Type 1 Hypervisor ESXi has a full blown Server side console, that is completely free? no trials?

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Or you could stick with CentOS 5 (which has full support through sometime in 2014).
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@mccracky

well, the lead here wanted to switch to Ubuntu 10.10 --- not really my call.
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by:kapshure
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I abandoned the issue and the poster gave some insightful  comments, but we didnt address the root cause of errors I was seeing.

seems like vmware server 2.x and 2.6.35 kernel needs some massaging to work.

oh well
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