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The repeat attribute of the schedule resource does not evaluate.

asked 2017-08-25 07:29:11 -0600

btoohey gravatar image

In the following code the repeat attribute is not evaluated:

  schedule { "publish_sched" :
    range   => "12:10 - 13:00",
    weekday => "Thursday",
    repeat  => 1,
  }

    notify { "test message" :
      schedule => "publish_sched",
    }

This code produces the notify message during the specified range and weekday but does not apply the repeat => 1, specification. It repeats as many times as puppet runs during that period. The documentation even states that the default for repeat is 1.

This is puppet 3.6.2 (master and client) running on RedHat 6.

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`repeat` sets a _maximum_ limit.

Kai Burghardt gravatar imageKai Burghardt ( 2017-08-25 08:09:15 -0600 )edit

If I understand that correctly, then this code should only execute the notify once during the period. But in reality it repeats as many times as puppet runs during this period. And that is the issue I cannot get around.

btoohey gravatar imagebtoohey ( 2017-08-25 08:24:38 -0600 )edit

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answered 2017-08-26 07:16:53 -0600

updated 2017-08-26 07:17:59 -0600

You gotta specify the period attribute, too.

schedule { 'publish_sched':
  weekday => 'Thursday',
  range   => '12:10 - 13:00',
  repeat  => 1,
  period  => 'weekly',
}

period => 'weekly' makes Puppet remember any application of a resource for up to a week. After a week the “tally chart” is cleared and resources may get applied up to repeat times again.

As far as I understand the documentation, without specifying the period attribute, Puppet does not start counting, hence repeat doesn't show any effect. Quote: “The default is for resources to get applied every time Puppet runs.”

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