I for one could not get the package to compile just with the 279-kernel-3.15.patch
and the inode_patch.patch.
I had to add two further patches: vmci.patch
Both are based on a tarball provided here.
Simply put: download all four patches and place them in
emerge -v \>=app-emulation/vmware-modules-279.2 should
run throughs moothly. Tested with
Update: for Linux 3.16 (
sys-kernel/gentoo-sources-3.16.1) I had to add this patch: 279-getname.patch.