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    Deprecated warning while compiling kernel [SOLVED]


    What does it mean when you're compiling your kernel and you get a warning saying something is deprecated. I can't get you the exact wording of the warning but next time I build a kernel I'll write it down. Thanks.

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    warning `blahblahblah` is deprecated (declared at include/linux/pm.h:111)

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    It means that it is deprecated, or no longer supported.
    Don't use it.
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    What do you mean don't use it? Did the kernel compile alright or should I recompile?

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    No, it should be O.K.
    For instance, think they said devfs is deprecated, and not used, but fo some reason it still compiles support for it.
    I would just ignore it.
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    Here is a definition according to the online dictionary
    deprecated

    Said of a program or feature that is considered obsolescent
    and in the process of being phased out, usually in favour of a
    specified replacement. Deprecated features can,
    unfortunately, linger on for many years. This term appears
    with distressing frequency in standards documents when the
    committees writing the documents realise that large amounts of
    extant (and presumably happily working) code depend on the
    feature(s) that have passed out of favour.
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    Alright, that's all I needed to hear. Thanks!

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