Public bug reported:

As reported in Joyent bug IMAGE-1103, ext3 doesn't work with large
ephemeral drives.

2018-03-30 23:36:26,529 -[WARNING]: Failed during filesystem operation
Failed to exec of '['/sbin/mkfs.ext3', '/dev/vdb', '-L', 'ephemeral0', '-F']':
Unexpected error while running command.
Command: ['/sbin/mkfs.ext3', '/dev/vdb', '-L', 'ephemeral0', '-F']
Exit code: 1
Reason: -
Stderr: mke2fs 1.42.13 (17-May-2015)
        mkfs.ext3: Size of device (0x100000000 blocks) /dev/vdb too big to be 
                in 32 bits using a blocksize of 4096.

The default should switch to ext4.  It so happens that this matches the
default in

** Affects: cloud-init (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
     Assignee: Mike Gerdts (mgerdts)
         Status: New

** Changed in: cloud-init (Ubuntu)
     Assignee: (unassigned) => Mike Gerdts (mgerdts)

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