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


So in addition to a kernel fix, we will first need to release a cloud-
init that will handle the endian-ness of instance IDs changing
underneath it.

This is because the kernel is already out in the wild, so we will have
some instances that have booted with the new UUID and the kernel fix
will also trigger the behaviour seen in this bug.

** Also affects: cloud-init (Ubuntu)
   Importance: Undecided
       Status: New

** Changed in: cloud-init (Ubuntu)
     Assignee: (unassigned) => Dan Watkins (daniel-thewatkins)

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  Fix UUID endianness patch breaks cloud-init on Azure

Status in cloud-init package in Ubuntu:
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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