community.windows.win_dotnet_ngen – Runs ngen to recompile DLLs after .NET updates

Note

This plugin is part of the community.windows collection.

To install it use: ansible-galaxy collection install community.windows.

To use it in a playbook, specify: community.windows.win_dotnet_ngen.

Synopsis

Notes

Note

  • There are in fact two scheduled tasks for ngen but they have no triggers so aren’t a problem.

  • There’s no way to test if they’ve been completed.

  • The stdout is quite likely to be several megabytes.

Examples

- name: Run ngen tasks
  community.windows.win_dotnet_ngen:

Return Values

Common return values are documented here, the following are the fields unique to this module:

Key Returned Description
dotnet_ngen64_eqi_exit_code
integer
64-bit ngen executable exists
The exit code after running the 64-bit ngen.exe executeQueuedItems command.

dotnet_ngen64_eqi_output
string
64-bit ngen executable exists
The stdout after running the 64-bit ngen.exe executeQueuedItems command.

Sample:
sample output
dotnet_ngen64_update_exit_code
integer
64-bit ngen executable exists
The exit code after running the 64-bit ngen.exe update /force command.

dotnet_ngen64_update_output
string
64-bit ngen executable exists
The stdout after running the 64-bit ngen.exe update /force command.

Sample:
sample output
dotnet_ngen_eqi_exit_code
integer
32-bit ngen executable exists
The exit code after running the 32-bit ngen.exe executeQueuedItems command.

dotnet_ngen_eqi_output
string
32-bit ngen executable exists
The stdout after running the 32-bit ngen.exe executeQueuedItems command.

Sample:
sample output
dotnet_ngen_update_exit_code
integer
32-bit ngen executable exists
The exit code after running the 32-bit ngen.exe update /force command.

dotnet_ngen_update_output
string
32-bit ngen executable exists
The stdout after running the 32-bit ngen.exe update /force command.

Sample:
sample output


Authors

  • Peter Mounce (@petemounce)