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Configure queries to block

In certain situations, you might want to control what queries are being sent to your Mimir installation. These queries might be intentionally or unintentionally expensive to run, and they might affect the overall stability or cost of running your service.

You can block queries using per-tenant overrides:

      # block this query exactly
      - pattern: 'sum(rate(node_cpu_seconds_total{env="prod"}[1m]))'

      # block any query matching this regex pattern
      - pattern: '.*env="prod".*'
        regex: true

To set up runtime overrides, refer to runtime configuration.


The order of patterns is preserved, so the first matching pattern will be used.

View blocked queries

Blocked queries are logged, as well as counted in the cortex_query_frontend_rejected_queries_total metric on a per-tenant basis.