The persistent_config option is used to make the CEC settings persistent by 
the eeprom inside the device to store this information. This was on by default, 
caused confusion since this device now behaves differently from other CEC 
which all come up unconfigured.

Another reason for doing this now is that I hope a more standard way of 
persistent configuration will be created in the future. And for that to work all
CEC drivers should behave the same and come up unconfigured by default.

None of the open source CEC applications are using this CEC framework at the 
so change this behavior before it is too late.

Signed-off-by: Hans Verkuil <>
Cc: <>      # for v4.10 and up
diff --git a/drivers/media/usb/pulse8-cec/pulse8-cec.c 
index c843070f24c1..f9ed9c950247 100644
--- a/drivers/media/usb/pulse8-cec/pulse8-cec.c
+++ b/drivers/media/usb/pulse8-cec/pulse8-cec.c
@@ -51,7 +51,7 @@ MODULE_DESCRIPTION("Pulse Eight HDMI CEC driver");

 static int debug;
-static int persistent_config = 1;
+static int persistent_config;
 module_param(debug, int, 0644);
 module_param(persistent_config, int, 0644);
 MODULE_PARM_DESC(debug, "debug level (0-1)");

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