# cd /usr/lib/vmware/modules/sourceAnd that was it!
# tar xf vmnet.tar
# mv vmnet.tar vmnet.old.tar
# sed -i -e 's/dev->trans_start = jiffies/netif_trans_update\(dev\)/g' vmnet-only/netif.c
# tar cf vmnet.tar vmnet-only
# vmware-modconfig --console --install-all
Note that this works if you upgraded from linux kernel version 4.6. In case you've upgraded from some earlier version, you'll have to patch it first for those version. Here is how to patch VMWare Workstation to work with Linux kernel version 4.6.