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NAME

       vmblock - vmware kernel module

SYNOPSIS

       modprobe vmblock

DESCRIPTION

       This is a kernel filesystem module. Ideally, it should be loaded before
       any of the Tools userlevel components  are  allowed  to  start,  though
       vmblock itself has no dependencies. When loaded, vmblock will establish
       itself in /proc/fs/vmblock  and  create  two  nodes  therein,  dev  and
       mountPoint.   Before   mounting   a  vmblock  filesystem,  ensure  that
       /tmp/VMwareDnD exists as a directory with permissions  1777,  otherwise
       host to guest drag n’ drop operations won’t work.

       To mount, issue:

            mount -t vmblock none /proc/fs/vmblock/mountPoint

       Once mounted, vmware-user(1) can begin to make use of vmblock to assist
       with DnD operations. Note that while vmware-user(1) is  running,  it’ll
       keep  an  open  file  descriptor  on /proc/fs/vmblock/dev, and thus all
       vmware-user(1) instances must be killed to unmount and unload  vmblock.

OPTIONS

       vmblock has no options.

SEE ALSO

       vmware-checkvm(1)
       vmware-hgfsclient(1)
       vmware-toolbox(1)
       vmware-user(1)
       vmware-xferlogs(1)
       vmware-guestd(8)
       vmware-hgfsmounter(8)
       vmware-user-suid-wrapper(8)
       vmhgfs(9)
       vmmemctl(9)
       vmsync(9)
       vmxnet(9)

HOMEPAGE

       More  information  about  vmblock and the Open VM Tools can be found at
       <http://open-vm-tools.sourceforge.net/>.

AUTHOR

       Open VM Tools were written by VMware, Inc. <http://www.vmware.com/>.

       This manual page was put together from  homepage  materials  by  Daniel
       Baumann <daniel@debian.org>, for the Debian project (but may be used by
       others).