If you want to avoid using certain modules, you can add them to a reject list to prevent Ansible from loading them. To reject plugins, create a yaml configuration file. The default location for this file is
/etc/ansible/plugin_filters.yml. You can select a different path for the reject list using the PLUGIN_FILTERS_CFG setting in the
defaults section of your ansible.cfg. Here is an example reject list:
--- filter_version: '1.0' module_rejectlist: # Deprecated - docker # We only allow pip, not easy_install - easy_install
The file contains two fields:
A file version so that you can update the format while keeping backwards compatibility in the future. The present version should be the string,
A list of modules to reject. Ansible will not load any module in this list when it searches for a module to invoke for a task.
stat module is required for Ansible to run. Do not add this module to your reject list.