5.2.7. HOWTO Manage reboot_notify

simplib::reboot_notify was added to provide a capability for notifying users, across puppet runs, that their system needed to be rebooted.

It was originally created due to updates to kernel settings requiring a reboot but discovering that users would often forget to reboot unless a message continued to appear in front of them. Disabling Reboot Notifications

Technically, reboot notifications cannot be excluded from the puppet catalog. However, you can silence them by setting simplib::reboot_notify::log_level to the level of your choosing.

For instance, setting the following via Hiera will ensure that you only see log messages when running in debug mode:

simplib::reboot_notify::log_level: debug

You may use any values that are valid for the puppet loglevel metaparameter.