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authorŠtěpán Němec <>2021-11-05 12:39:11 +0100
committerPhil Sutter <>2021-11-05 14:21:26 +0100
commitdad3338f1f76a4a5bd782bae9c6b48941dfb1e31 (patch)
treeb89486b44d92b999726b7cd7c1aa16dcafd1b603 /tests/shell/README
parentf5cf15a680e18d06be711c81f21b98ef247ff398 (diff)
tests: shell: $NFT needs to be invoked unquoted
The variable has to undergo word splitting, otherwise the shell tries to find the variable value as an executable, which breaks in cases that 7c8a44b25c22 ("tests: shell: Allow wrappers to be passed as nft command") intends to support. Mention this in the shell tests README. Fixes: d8ccad2a2b73 ("tests: cover baecd1cf2685 ("segtree: Fix segfault when restoring a huge interval set")") Signed-off-by: Štěpán Němec <> Signed-off-by: Phil Sutter <>
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@@ -29,4 +29,7 @@ which contains the nft command being tested.
You can pass an arbitrary $NFT value as well:
# NFT=/usr/local/sbin/nft ./
+Note that, to support usage such as NFT='valgrind nft', tests must
+invoke $NFT unquoted.
By default, the tests are run with the nft binary at '../../src/nft'