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authorPablo Neira Ayuso <>2017-11-23 15:14:01 +0100
committerPablo Neira Ayuso <>2017-11-24 15:03:28 +0100
commit48661c54357aea271bf87ab2b6ef907eafc97e9a (patch)
tree9222b459849f9db7332b71866df33225d9b12920 /tests/shell/testcases/sets
parent932847e0c3df8f6ee3dc4478f1ef0728926d9544 (diff)
src: deprecate "flow table" syntax, replace it by "meter"
According to bugzilla 1137: "flow tables" should not be syntactically unique. "Flow tables are always named, but they don't conform to the way sets, maps, and dictionaries work in terms of "add" and "delete" and all that. They are also "flow tables" instead of one word like "flows" or "throttle" or something. It seems weird to just have these break the syntactic expectations." Personally, I never liked the reference to "table" since we have very specific semantics in terms of what a "table" is netfilter for long time. This patch promotes "meter" as the new keyword. The former syntax is still accepted for a while, just to reduce chances of breaking things. At some point the former syntax will just be removed. Closes: Signed-off-by: Pablo Neira Ayuso <> Acked-by: Arturo Borrero Gonzalez <>
Diffstat (limited to 'tests/shell/testcases/sets')
1 files changed, 3 insertions, 3 deletions
diff --git a/tests/shell/testcases/sets/0022type_selective_flush_0 b/tests/shell/testcases/sets/0022type_selective_flush_0
index f8878f70..87a4c7bc 100755
--- a/tests/shell/testcases/sets/0022type_selective_flush_0
+++ b/tests/shell/testcases/sets/0022type_selective_flush_0
@@ -1,7 +1,7 @@
# This tests the selectiveness of flush command on structures that use the
-# generic set infrastructure (sets, maps and flow tables).
+# generic set infrastructure (sets, maps and meters).
if [ ! -w $tmpfile ] ; then
@@ -16,7 +16,7 @@ add table t
add chain t c
add set t s {type ipv4_addr;}
add map t m {type ipv4_addr : inet_service;}
-add rule t c tcp dport 80 flow table f {ip saddr limit rate 10/second}
+add rule t c tcp dport 80 meter name f {ip saddr limit rate 10/second}
" >$tmpfile
$NFT -f $tmpfile
@@ -26,7 +26,7 @@ $NFT -f $tmpfile
declare -a cmds=(
"flush set t m" "flush set t f"
"flush map t s" "flush map t f"
- "flush flow table t s" "flush flow table t m"
+ "flush meter name t s" "flush meter name t m"
for i in "${cmds[@]}"