100% would be stupid too. If the distro can pick a reasonable value,
the kernel can too. Thus the argument "push the problem into userspace"
doesn't do anything for me.
> The kernel should pick a value that's safe in all cases. And
> this is zero. Don't forget that there can be several seconds
> between the driver's initialization and the moment when the
> user-space utility gets to change the settings.
So if people want 0 volume for some reason, they can set *that*
in userspace. Windows can manage to do this without cocking it up.
I don't see why we can't achieve it.
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