If you want to avoid using certain modules, you can blacklist them to prevent Ansible from loading them. To blacklist plugins, create a yaml configuration file. The default location for this file is
/etc/ansible/plugin_filters.yml, or you can select a different path for the blacklist file using the PLUGIN_FILTERS_CFG setting in the
defaults section of your ansible.cfg. Here is an example blacklist file:
--- filter_version: '1.0' module_blacklist: # 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 blacklist. Any module in this list will not be loaded by Ansible when it searches for a module to invoke for a task.
You cannot blacklist the
stat module, as it is required for Ansible to run.