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SubjectRe: Persistent module storage [was Linux 2.4 Status / TODO page]
> So autoload the module with a "dont_screw_with_mixer" option. When the kernel
> first boots, initialise the mixer to suitable settings (load the module with
> "do_screw_with_mixer" or whatever); thereafter, the driver shouldn't change
> the mixer settings on load.

Which is part of what persistent module data lets you do. And without having
to mess with dont_screw_with_mixer (which if you get it wrong btw can be
fatal and hang the hardware)

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