VMWare and kernel 2.6.24.X

Last week I upgrade my Fedora Core 8 to the latest stable kernel 2.6.24.3-12. As result the compilation of VMWare module vmmon gave that error:
/tmp/vmware-config1/vmmon-only/./include/compat_wait.h:60: error: conflicting types for ‘poll_initwait’
include/linux/poll.h:65: error: previous declaration of ‘poll_initwait’ was here
/tmp/vmware-config1/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:172: warning: initialization from incompatible pointer type
/tmp/vmware-config1/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:176: warning: initialization from incompatible pointer type
make[2]: *** [/tmp/vmware-config1/vmmon-only/linux/driver.o] Error 1
make[1]: *** [_module_/tmp/vmware-config1/vmmon-only] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory /usr/src/kernels/2.6.24.3-12.fc8-i686'
make: *** [vmmon.ko] Error 2
make: Leaving directory
/tmp/vmware-config1/vmmon-only'
Unable to build the vmmon module.

Solution is to use vmware-any-any-update116.
In my case I manually copied patched vmmon.tar, vmblock.tar and vmnet.tar to the /usr/lib/vmware/modules/source because script from vmware-any-any-update116 crashed by some reason.

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