Re: [PATCH] VMware balloon: force compiling as a module

From: Alexander Clouter
Date: Tue Jun 29 2010 - 04:35:18 EST

Dmitry Torokhov <dtor@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> VMware Tools installer requires the upstream driver to be compiled
> as a module in order to detect its presence and avoid installing
> our own version on top of it. To avoid surprises with 2 versions
> of the driver being installed and fighting with each other, let's
> force the driver to be compiled as a module unless user selects

This surely is a problem in the installer and not the kernel? Can you
not nosey around in /sys/class/misc or where-ever your driver appears?
If it does not, then I would probably suggest a patch to your balloon
driver that dumps some details in there, including module version


Alexander Clouter
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