unable to install driver 370.23 on Linux kernel 4.8.0-rc4 (x64)

tried vanilla driver (370.23) including non-beta (367.44) and also 370.23 with patch for kernel 4.8.0-rc2
i got from here : https://devtalk.nvidia.com/default/topic/957804/linux/-patch-370-23-kernel-4-8-0-rc2/

here is the first 200 lines of error log inside nvidia-installer.log

nvidia-installer log file '/var/log/nvidia-installer.log'
creation time: Wed Aug 31 12:15:02 2016
installer version: 370.23

PATH: /usr/local/sbin:/usr/sbin:/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/bin:/bin:/usr/games

nvidia-installer command line:
    ./nvidia-installer
    -a

Unable to load: nvidia-installer ncurses v6 user interface

Using: nvidia-installer ncurses user interface
-> Detected 4 CPUs online; setting concurrency level to 4.
WARNING: You do not appear to have an NVIDIA GPU supported by the 370.23 NVIDIA Linux graphics driver installed in this system.  For further details, please see the appendix SUPPORTED NVIDIA GRAPHICS CHIPS in the README available on the Linux driver download page at www.nvidia.com.
-> License accepted by command line option.
-> Installing NVIDIA driver version 370.23.
-> Performing CC sanity check with CC="/usr/bin/cc".
-> Kernel source path: '/usr/src/linux'
-> Kernel output path: '/usr/src/linux'
-> Performing rivafb check.
-> Performing nvidiafb check.
-> Performing Xen check.
-> Performing PREEMPT_RT check.
-> Cleaning kernel module build directory.
   executing: 'cd ./kernel; /usr/bin/make -k -j4 clean NV_EXCLUDE_KERNEL_MODULES="" SYSSRC="/usr/src/linux" SYSOUT="/usr/src/linux"'...
   rm -f -r conftest
   /usr/bin/make "CC=cc"  KBUILD_VERBOSE= -C /usr/src/linux M=/tmp/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-370.23/kernel ARCH=x86_64 NV_KERNEL_SOURCES=/usr/src/linux NV_KERNEL_OUTPUT=/usr/src/linux NV_KERNEL_MODULES="nvidia nvidia-uvm nvidia-modeset nvidia-drm" INSTALL_MOD_DIR=kernel/drivers/video clean
   make[1]: Entering directory '/usr/src/linux-4.8-rc4'
   make[1]: Leaving directory '/usr/src/linux-4.8-rc4'
-> Building kernel modules
   executing: 'cd ./kernel; /usr/bin/make -k -j4  NV_EXCLUDE_KERNEL_MODULES="" SYSSRC="/usr/src/linux" SYSOUT="/usr/src/linux"'...
   /usr/bin/make "CC=cc"  KBUILD_VERBOSE= -C /usr/src/linux M=/tmp/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-370.23/kernel ARCH=x86_64 NV_KERNEL_SOURCES=/usr/src/linux NV_KERNEL_OUTPUT=/usr/src/linux NV_KERNEL_MODULES="nvidia nvidia-uvm nvidia-modeset nvidia-drm" INSTALL_MOD_DIR=kernel/drivers/video modules
   make[1]: Entering directory '/usr/src/linux-4.8-rc4'
     SYMLINK /tmp/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-370.23/kernel/nvidia/nv-kernel.o
     SYMLINK /tmp/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-370.23/kernel/nvidia-modeset/nv-modeset-kernel.o
    CONFTEST: INIT_WORK
    CONFTEST: remap_pfn_range
    CONFTEST: vmap
    CONFTEST: follow_pfn
    CONFTEST: set_pages_uc
    CONFTEST: set_memory_uc
    CONFTEST: set_memory_array_uc
    CONFTEST: change_page_attr
    CONFTEST: pci_get_class
    CONFTEST: pci_choose_state
    CONFTEST: vm_insert_page
    CONFTEST: acpi_device_id
    CONFTEST: acquire_console_sem
    CONFTEST: console_lock
    CONFTEST: kmem_cache_create
    CONFTEST: on_each_cpu
    CONFTEST: smp_call_function
    CONFTEST: acpi_evaluate_integer
    CONFTEST: ioremap_cache
    CONFTEST: ioremap_wc
    CONFTEST: acpi_walk_namespace
    CONFTEST: pci_domain_nr
    CONFTEST: pci_dma_mapping_error
    CONFTEST: sg_alloc_table
    CONFTEST: sg_init_table
    CONFTEST: pci_get_domain_bus_and_slot
    CONFTEST: get_num_physpages
    CONFTEST: efi_enabled
    CONFTEST: proc_create_data
    CONFTEST: pde_data
    CONFTEST: proc_remove
    CONFTEST: pm_vt_switch_required
    CONFTEST: drm_driver_has_set_busid
    CONFTEST: drm_driver_has_gem_prime_res_obj
    CONFTEST: xen_ioemu_inject_msi
    CONFTEST: phys_to_dma
    CONFTEST: get_dma_ops
    CONFTEST: write_cr4
    CONFTEST: of_parse_phandle
    CONFTEST: for_each_online_node
    CONFTEST: node_end_pfn
    CONFTEST: pci_bus_address
    CONFTEST: request_threaded_irq
    CONFTEST: remap_page_range
    CONFTEST: address_space_init_once
    CONFTEST: kbasename
    CONFTEST: fatal_signal_pending
    CONFTEST: list_cut_position
    CONFTEST: vzalloc
    CONFTEST: wait_on_bit_lock_argument_count
    CONFTEST: bitmap_clear
    CONFTEST: usleep_range
    CONFTEST: radix_tree_empty
    CONFTEST: drm_dev_unref
    CONFTEST: drm_reinit_primary_mode_group
    CONFTEST: drm_atomic_set_mode_for_crtc
    CONFTEST: drm_atomic_clean_old_fb
    CONFTEST: get_user_pages_remote
    CONFTEST: drm_gem_object_lookup
    CONFTEST: i2c_adapter
    CONFTEST: pm_message_t
    CONFTEST: irq_handler_t
    CONFTEST: acpi_device_ops
    CONFTEST: acpi_op_remove
    CONFTEST: outer_flush_all
    CONFTEST: proc_dir_entry
    CONFTEST: scatterlist
    CONFTEST: sg_table
    CONFTEST: file_operations
    CONFTEST: vm_operations_struct
    CONFTEST: atomic_long_type
    CONFTEST: pci_save_state
    CONFTEST: file_inode
    CONFTEST: task_struct
    CONFTEST: kuid_t
    CONFTEST: dma_ops
    CONFTEST: dma_map_ops
    CONFTEST: noncoherent_swiotlb_dma_ops
    CONFTEST: fault_flags
    CONFTEST: atomic64_type
    CONFTEST: address_space
    CONFTEST: backing_dev_info
    CONFTEST: kernel_write
    CONFTEST: strnstr
    CONFTEST: iterate_dir
    CONFTEST: kstrtoull
    CONFTEST: mm_context_t
    CONFTEST: drm_bus_present
    CONFTEST: drm_bus_has_bus_type
    CONFTEST: drm_bus_has_get_irq
    CONFTEST: drm_bus_has_get_name
    CONFTEST: drm_driver_has_legacy_dev_list
    CONFTEST: drm_crtc_state_has_connectors_changed
    CONFTEST: drm_init_functions_have_name_arg
    CONFTEST: drm_mode_connector_list_update_has_merge_type_bits_arg
    CONFTEST: drm_helper_mode_fill_fb_struct_has_const_mode_cmd_arg
    CONFTEST: dom0_kernel_present
    CONFTEST: drm_available
    CONFTEST: nvidia_grid_build
    CONFTEST: drm_atomic_available
     CC [M]  /tmp/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-370.23/kernel/nvidia/nv-frontend.o
     CC [M]  /tmp/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-370.23/kernel/nvidia/nv-instance.o
     CC [M]  /tmp/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-370.23/kernel/nvidia/nv.o
     CC [M]  /tmp/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-370.23/kernel/nvidia/nv-acpi.o
   In file included from /tmp/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-370.23/kernel/common/inc/conftest.h:5:0,
                    from /tmp/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-370.23/kernel/common/inc/nv-linux.h:15,
                    from /tmp/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-370.23/kernel/nvidia/nv-frontend.c:13:
   /tmp/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-370.23/kernel/conftest/functions.h:13:2: error: #error kmem_cache_create() conftest failed!
    #error kmem_cache_create() conftest failed!
     ^
   /tmp/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-370.23/kernel/conftest/functions.h:14:2: error: #error on_each_cpu() conftest failed!
    #error on_each_cpu() conftest failed!
     ^
   /tmp/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-370.23/kernel/conftest/functions.h:15:2: error: #error smp_call_function() conftest failed!
    #error smp_call_function() conftest failed!
     ^
   /tmp/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-370.23/kernel/conftest/functions.h:20:2: error: #error acpi_walk_namespace() conftest failed!
    #error acpi_walk_namespace() conftest failed!
     ^
   /tmp/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-370.23/kernel/conftest/functions.h:22:2: error: #error pci_dma_mapping_error() conftest failed!
    #error pci_dma_mapping_error() conftest failed!
     ^
   /tmp/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-370.23/kernel/conftest/functions.h:48:2: error: #error wait_on_bit_lock() conftest failed!
    #error wait_on_bit_lock() conftest failed!
     ^
   In file included from /tmp/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-370.23/kernel/common/inc/conftest.h:7:0,
                    from /tmp/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-370.23/kernel/common/inc/nv-linux.h:15,
                    from /tmp/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-370.23/kernel/nvidia/nv-frontend.c:13:
   /tmp/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-370.23/kernel/conftest/macros.h:1:2: error: #error INIT_WORK() conftest failed!
    #error INIT_WORK() conftest failed!
     ^
   In file included from /tmp/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-370.23/kernel/common/inc/conftest.h:5:0,
                    from /tmp/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-370.23/kernel/common/inc/nv-linux.h:15,
                    from /tmp/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-370.23/kernel/nvidia/nv-instance.c:13:
   /tmp/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-370.23/kernel/conftest/functions.h:13:2: error: #error kmem_cache_create() conftest failed!
    #error kmem_cache_create() conftest failed!
     ^
   /tmp/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-370.23/kernel/conftest/functions.h:14:2: error: #error on_each_cpu() conftest failed!
    #error on_each_cpu() conftest failed!
     ^
   /tmp/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-370.23/kernel/conftest/functions.h:15:2: error: #error smp_call_function() conftest failed!
    #error smp_call_function() conftest failed!
     ^
   /tmp/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-370.23/kernel/conftest/functions.h:20:2: error: #error acpi_walk_namespace() conftest failed!
    #error acpi_walk_namespace() conftest failed!
     ^
   /tmp/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-370.23/kernel/conftest/functions.h:22:2: error: #error pci_dma_mapping_error() conftest failed!
    #error pci_dma_mapping_error() conftest failed!
     ^
   /tmp/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-370.23/kernel/conftest/functions.h:48:2: error: #error wait_on_bit_lock() conftest failed!
    #error wait_on_bit_lock() conftest failed!
     ^
   In file included from /tmp/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-370.23/kernel/common/inc/conftest.h:7:0,
                    from /tmp/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-370.23/kernel/common/inc/nv-linux.h:15,
                    from /tmp/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-370.23/kernel/nvidia/nv-instance.c:13:
   /tmp/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-370.23/kernel/conftest/macros.h:1:2: error: #error INIT_WORK() conftest failed!
    #error INIT_WORK() conftest failed!
     ^
   In file included from /tmp/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-370.23/kernel/common/inc/conftest.h:5:0,
                    from /tmp/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-370.23/kernel/common/inc/nv-linux.h:15,
                    from /tmp/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-370.23/kernel/nvidia/nv-acpi.c:15:
   /tmp/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-370.23/kernel/conftest/functions.h:13:2: error: #error kmem_cache_create() conftest failed!
    #error kmem_cache_create() conftest failed!

anyone know which latest kernel does nvidia driver tested to work?
thank you

If you have the patch https://devtalk.nvidia.com/default/topic/957804/linux/-patch-370-23-kernel-4-8-0-rc2/ aplyed, the problem must be on your side.

towo:Defiant> inxi -SG
System:    Host: Defiant Kernel: 4.8.0-rc4-siduction-amd64 x86_64 (64 bit) Desktop: Cinnamon 3.0.7
           Distro: siduction 13.2.0 December - xfce - (201312310323)
Graphics:  Card: NVIDIA GM107 [GeForce GTX 750 Ti]
           Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 driver: nvidia Resolution: 1920x1080@60.00hz
           GLX Renderer: GeForce GTX 750 Ti/PCIe/SSE2 GLX Version: 4.5.0 NVIDIA 370.23

The patched driver works without problem here.

yes of course the problem is on my side, thats why I am asking for clue here
then you just said : “that’s your problem bro…” what a nice forum…

Nvidia 370.28 + kernel 4.8-rc5 works out of the box