community.general.svc – Manage daemontools services

Note

This plugin is part of the community.general collection (version 4.2.0).

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.svc.

Synopsis

  • Controls daemontools services on remote hosts using the svc utility.

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
downed
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes
Should a 'down' file exist or not, if it exists it disables auto startup. Defaults to no. Downed does not imply stopped.
enabled
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes
Whether the service is enabled or not, if disabled it also implies stopped. Take note that a service can be enabled and downed (no auto restart).
name
string / required
Name of the service to manage.
service_dir
string
Default:
"/service"
Directory svscan watches for services
service_src
string
Default:
"/etc/service"
Directory where services are defined, the source of symlinks to service_dir.
state
string
    Choices:
  • killed
  • once
  • reloaded
  • restarted
  • started
  • stopped
Started/stopped are idempotent actions that will not run commands unless necessary. restarted will always bounce the svc (svc -t) and killed will always bounce the svc (svc -k). reloaded will send a sigusr1 (svc -1). once will run a normally downed svc once (svc -o), not really an idempotent operation.

Examples

- name: Start svc dnscache, if not running
  community.general.svc:
    name: dnscache
    state: started

- name: Stop svc dnscache, if running
  community.general.svc:
    name: dnscache
    state: stopped

- name: Kill svc dnscache, in all cases
  community.general.svc:
    name: dnscache
    state: killed

- name: Restart svc dnscache, in all cases
  community.general.svc:
    name: dnscache
    state: restarted

- name: Reload svc dnscache, in all cases
  community.general.svc:
    name: dnscache
    state: reloaded

- name: Using alternative svc directory location
  community.general.svc:
    name: dnscache
    state: reloaded
    service_dir: /var/service

Authors

  • Brian Coca (@bcoca)