Maybe this is just me…but I have tried at OH 1.7 and 2.0. Whenever I start up openhab it cycles through all my GPIO devices on flips them on and then back off. Just for a second…but this is highly unacceptable. Just me?
A common complaint and a reason why I at least recommend interacting with GPIO outside openHAB where you have more control. However, the complaint is usually more related to rebooting the machine.
By any chance are you using restoreOnStartup on these Items?