Ethan, cloud-init isn't the right level to handle hardware issues with
DMI (which is why we've added the dmidecode task).  I've pinged kernel
folks to see if we can get eyes on this issue.

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  dmidecode triggers system reboot on Inforce 6640

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Bug description:
  Device: Inforce 6640
  SoC: Snapdragon 820

  version='#76-Ubuntu SMP Tue Nov 26 16:10:14 UTC 2019', 

  The issue is caused by following commit.
  Inforce 6640 doesn't have functional demidecode.
  System will reboot when executing dmidecode.

  commit 3416e2ee7f65defdb15aab861a85767d13e8c34c
  Author: Robert Schweikert <>
  Date: Sat Oct 29 09:29:53 2016 -0400
      dmidecode: Allow dmidecode to be used on aarch64
      aarch64 systems have functional dmidecode, so allow that to be used.
      - aarch64 has support for dmidecode as well

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