Puppet Module for managing gpioflicker

Matt Dainty



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Version information

  • 1.0.0 (latest)
released Jun 20th 2018
This version is compatible with:
  • Puppet Enterprise 2018.1.x, 2017.3.x, 2017.2.x, 2017.1.x, 2016.5.x, 2016.4.x
  • Puppet >=4.5.0 <6.0.0
  • OpenBSD

Start using this module


bodgit/gpioflicker — version 1.0.0 Jun 20th 2018


Tested with Travis CI

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Table of Contents

  1. Description
  2. Setup - The basics of getting started with gpioflicker
  3. Usage - Configuration options and additional functionality
  4. Reference - An under-the-hood peek at what the module is doing and how
  5. Limitations - OS compatibility, etc.
  6. Development - Guide for contributing to the module


This module manages gpioflicker which toggles a GPIO output (which is usually wired to an LED) on the host every time a network packet is logged.

OpenBSD is supported using Puppet 4.5.0 or later.


Beginning with gpioflicker

You will need to specify the GPIO device and the pin. The below is for a Soekris Engineering net6501 using the error LED:

class { '::gpioflicker':
  device => '/dev/gpio1',
  pin    => 0,


To make the LED blink for 200 milliseconds:

class { '::gpioflicker':
  device      => '/dev/gpio1',
  pin         => 0,
  active_time => 200,


The reference documentation is generated with puppet-strings and the latest version of the documentation is hosted at


This module has been built on and tested against Puppet 4.5.0 and higher.

The module has been tested on:

  • OpenBSD 6.2/6.3


The module has both rspec-puppet and beaker-rspec tests. Run them with:

$ bundle exec rake test
$ PUPPET_INSTALL_TYPE=agent PUPPET_INSTALL_VERSION=x.y.z bundle exec rake beaker:<nodeset>

Please log issues or pull requests at github.