community.general.cgroup_memory_recap callback – Profiles maximum memory usage of tasks and full execution using cgroups

Note

This callback plugin is part of the community.general collection (version 5.0.2).

You might already have this collection installed if you are using the ansible package. It is not included in ansible-core. To check whether it is installed, run ansible-galaxy collection list.

To install it, use: ansible-galaxy collection install community.general.

To use it in a playbook, specify: community.general.cgroup_memory_recap.

Synopsis

  • This is an ansible callback plugin that profiles maximum memory usage of ansible and individual tasks, and displays a recap at the end using cgroups

Requirements

The below requirements are needed on the local controller node that executes this callback.

  • whitelist in configuration

  • cgroups

Parameters

Parameter

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cur_mem_file

string / required

Path to memory.usage_in_bytes file. Example /sys/fs/cgroup/memory/ansible_profile/memory.usage_in_bytes

Configuration:

  • INI entry:

    [callback_cgroupmemrecap]
    cur_mem_file = None
    
  • Environment variable: CGROUP_CUR_MEM_FILE

max_mem_file

string / required

Path to cgroups memory.max_usage_in_bytes file. Example /sys/fs/cgroup/memory/ansible_profile/memory.max_usage_in_bytes

Configuration:

  • INI entry:

    [callback_cgroupmemrecap]
    max_mem_file = None
    
  • Environment variable: CGROUP_MAX_MEM_FILE

Notes

Note

  • Requires ansible to be run from within a cgroup, such as with cgexec -g memory:ansible_profile ansible-playbook ...

  • This cgroup should only be used by ansible to get accurate results

  • To create the cgroup, first use a command such as sudo cgcreate -a ec2-user:ec2-user -t ec2-user:ec2-user -g memory:ansible_profile

Authors

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Hint

Configuration entries for each entry type have a low to high priority order. For example, a variable that is lower in the list will override a variable that is higher up.