Not 100% sure whether this belongs here or at vmware's bug tracker, so I figured I'd try here :-).
when looking at my dmesg I see lines like this:
userif-3: sent link up event.<7>bridge-eth1: disabling the bridge on dev down
Since things like <7> are typically the "level" of the message, this looks like 2 messages. In fact, often the second half is clearly from another module. So my assumption is that the first message is missing a return carriage.
Looking at the sources, the problem appears to be line 959 of file vmnet-only/userif.c.
LOG(0, (KERN_NOTICE "userif-%d: sent link %s event.",
has no newline :-).
I will be attaching a patch to this report which I believe addresses the issue.
Created attachment 327154 [details, diff]
patch to add missing newline
patch added, thx