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FS#33835 - [open-vm-tools-modules] vmblock: Unknown symbol putname (err 0)

Attached to Project: Community Packages
Opened by Suraj N. Kurapati (sunaku) - Wednesday, 13 February 2013, 02:26 GMT
Last edited by Sergej Pupykin (sergej) - Wednesday, 13 February 2013, 09:54 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages
Status Closed
Assigned To Sergej Pupykin (sergej)
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No



An unknown symbol in vmblock kernel module prevents copy/paste and host mounting from working.

The solution is to rebuild open-vm-tools-modules 1:9.2.2-4 from ABS while applying this patch:

(This bug also reported at

Additional info:

* Linux version 3.7.7-1-ARCH (nobody@foutrelis) (gcc version 4.7.2 (GCC) ) #1 SMP PREEMPT Mon Feb 11 20:20:58 EET 2013
* open-vm-tools 1:9.2.2-5
* open-vm-tools-modules 1:9.2.2-4
* VMware Player 5.0.1 build-894247

Steps to reproduce:

1. Run ArchLinux inside VMware Player 5.0.1 build-894247.

2. Inside a graphical Xorg environment, launch xterm.

3. Manually running "vmware-user-suid-wrapper" fails:
vmware-user: could not open /proc/fs/vmblock/dev

4. Manually running "modprobe vmblock" to activate /proc/fs/vmblock/dev fails:
Unknown symbol in module, or unknown parameter (see dmesg)

5. The bottom of "dmesg" output shows:
vmblock: unknown symbol putname (err 0)
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Closed by  Sergej Pupykin (sergej)
Wednesday, 13 February 2013, 09:54 GMT
Reason for closing:  Fixed
Comment by Suraj N. Kurapati (sunaku) - Wednesday, 13 February 2013, 02:43 GMT
Attaching necessary patch file and updated PKGBUILD.

Put these into your copy of /var/abs/community/open-vm-tools-modules/ and then run "makepkg -s" to rebuild open-vm-tools-modules 1:9.2.2-4 while applying the patch.