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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-cmd(1)
       vmware-xferlogs(1)
       libguestlib(3)
       libvmtools(3)
       vmware-guestd(8)
       vmware-hgfsmounter(8)
       vmware-user-suid-wrapper(8)
       vmci(9)
       vmhgfs(9)
       vmsock(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.baumann@progress-technologies.net>,  for  the  Debian  project (but may be used by
       others).