Whoopsie should use something else if non-unique uuid

Bug #1636954 reported by Bryan Quigley on 2016-10-26
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Bug Description

Originally found by Phil Plant in bug 1323081.

$sudo dmidecode -s system-uuid

is a very common uuid and since it's used to track machines likely impact accuracy. We should use a different fallback (Mac) maybe when this is detected.

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Bryan Quigley (bryanquigley) wrote :

Now that I've finished this patch, I wonder if we should just move to systemd machine-ids - and stop trying to generate our own.. https://www.freedesktop.org/software/systemd/man/machine-id.html

Changed in whoopsie:
importance: Undecided → High
status: New → Triaged
Brian Murray (brian-murray) wrote :

If I understand systemd's machine id correctly upon reinstallation the same piece of hardware would have a different machine id. I believe Evan's original intent was to have the system id be the same across installations.

tags: added: id-5a5f750dfb3970dce916a8b8
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