The at and batch commands can be used to compliment cron and run one-off tasks either at a specified time, or when the host CPU utilization is on a low enough level.

The debops.atd role can be used to configure the atd service, including randomized load average threshold and randomized time between batch job execution, as well as access control to the at and batch commands by the users.


This role requires at least Ansible v1.9.0. To install it, run:

ansible-galaxy install debops.atd