Bug#672160: Directory /boot/console-setup
On 2012-05-10 19:45 +0200, Roger Leigh wrote:
> On Thu, May 10, 2012 at 07:43:46PM +0300, Anton Zinoviev wrote:
>> [Please preserve the CC to firstname.lastname@example.org because I am not
>> subscribed to debian-devel.]
>> First the problem in few words. The package console-setup needs an
>> access to a directory similar to /var very early during the boot process
>> - when /var is not yet mounted. Currently it creates files in the
>> directory /etc/console-setup.
> We created /run for exactly this purpose. Create /run/console-setup
> and put what you need inside there.
AIUI the data is not volatile, and it needs to be read early in the boot
process, that's why /var was not suitable.