This morning it happened again. Last week I updated my kernel through the yast-updater. And this causes me to recompile my VMWare modules using vmware-config.pl. However: the compilation fails. For info I now run: 188.8.131.52-0.1-default x86_64 (Open Suse).
The compilation failed with the error: '... In function ‘VNetBridgeUp’: /tmp/vmware-config3/vmnet-only/bridge.c:947: error: implicit declaration of function ‘sock_valbool_flag’ ... '.
It took me sometime to get me back to my own earlier post at: http://darwin-it.blogspot.com/2008/11/wireless-network-bridging-with-vmware.html. Here I wrote that I had to add the function in /usr/src/linux/include/net/sock.h.
Open the file in vi (as root).
Search for the line: extern __u32 sysctl_wmem_max;
Right above it copy the following lines:
static inline void sock_valbool_flag(struct sock *sk, int bit, int valbool)
Then running vmware-config.pl should succeed.
Good luck. And I hope I remember this the next time I update the kernel.