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[Bug 1551419] Re: Fix UUID endianness patch breaks cloud-init on Azure


Raising to critical as this breaks Azure users.

** Changed in: linux (Ubuntu)
   Importance: Undecided => Critical

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  Fix UUID endianness patch breaks cloud-init on Azure

Status in linux package in Ubuntu:

Bug description:
  On Azure, cloud-init relies on the system-uuid as based by SMBIOS a
  unique ID for a cloud instance.  If this ID ever changes, then cloud-
  init will attempt to reprovision the VM.

  This recent kernel patch in the Ubuntu kernel corrects the endianness
  for some SMBIOS fields, but also has the effect causing cloud-init to
  think that the system-uuid has changed:

  The impact is that cloud-init attempts to reprovision the VM, often
  causing the customer to lose access to their VM.

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