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Howto retrieve deep structured facter fact?

asked 2015-05-19 07:34:56 -0500

far4d gravatar image

Given the following output from facter partitions -y

    uuid: 93ee8fa2-8423-49d5-a8fe-49c79f912b29
    size: '1024000'
    mount: /boot
    filesystem: ext4
    size: '124803072'
    filesystem: LVM2_member

How do I get all elements of type size?

This works as expected: puppet apply -e 'notify { "${partitions['sda1']['size']}": }' and returns 1024000. But I would like to do something like:

puppet apply -e 'notify { "${partitions['*']['size']}": }'

to get all sizes of all partitions. Since size is a property of the partition, it seems unaccessible if I don't know the name of the partition. I have to make a decision based on the value of size. Is there a way to do it?

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If anyone else is having trouble returning values from a hash in Facter, make sure you have stringify_facts set to false. (

Aaron Copley gravatar imageAaron Copley ( 2015-12-17 18:40:38 -0500 )edit

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answered 2015-05-19 18:37:55 -0500

GregLarkin gravatar image

You will have to use the future parser to do this, but you can iterate through the structured fact like so and extract the size attribute for each partition:

$::partitions.each | $name, $partinfo | {
  $partsize = $::partitions[$name]['size']

  notify { "Partition $name size: $partsize": }

You can use the $partsize value to feed into an if statement or whatever you are using to make a decision in your code.

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