Why obsoleted if_watchdog interface ?

Michael Gass mgass at unix.csbsju.edu
Tue Jun 16 15:55:39 UTC 2009

I installed an old 3Com network card in my machine (Pavilion 4455)
and it works fine, but I get the following warning in dmesg

ep0: <3Com 3C509-TPO EtherLink III> at port 0x300-0x30f irq 10 on isa0
ep0: WARNING: using obsoleted if_watchdog interface
ep0: Ethernet address: 00:01:02:69:4f:7c
ep0: [ITHREAD]

What does "obsoleted if_watchdog interface" mean?  Is it a problem that
I should try to do something about.


Mike Gass
Minnesota USA

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