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Running Ansible in aws lambda


I would like to run an ansible playbook in aws lambda, I have created a custom image for this and when I was able to final trigger the function, I am getting error like

[ERROR] AnsibleError: Unable to use multiprocessing, this is normally caused by lack of access to /dev/shm: [Errno 38] Function not implemented

ansible uses python multiprocessing for it task queue manager and it uses multiprocessing queue, which uses /dev/shm to create the shared data between processes. Is there a way I can make it available for ansible ?


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You will not get access to /dev/shm. You only have access to /tmp unless you configure access to EFS. See and

answered 21 days ago

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