There's a good news from VMWare for their users. Andrew Stiegmann, representing VMWare has announced a RFC for inclusion of two VMWare modules into the Linux Kernel,Virtual Machine Communication Interface (vmw_vmci) and VMCI Sockets (vmw_vsock) kernel modules. This announcement was sent to Linux Kernel Mailing List and it consists of 11 patches in total.
When these two modules gets included in the Linux Kernel, that
means less patches will have to be developed by third party whenever new
major kernel released by Linus as it has been included in the kernel
itself and it will stays compatible with the VMWare products. Don't
expect this to come in Linux Kernel 3.4, because the best chance for
this module to get accepted is Linux Kernel 3.5 merge window and that if
he didn't miss it and Linus is willing to accept it.
Oh, i love this great news. Whenever there's a new Linux Kernel
release by Linus, there are two things that i have to watch out, NVidia
driver and VMWare. When this modules gets included, my problems will be
lessen and it will be an enjoyful Linux Kernel upgrade process.