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NAME

       actions - independently defined actions in tc

SYNOPSIS

       tc [ TC_OPTIONS ] actions add | change | replace ACTSPEC

       tc [ TC_OPTIONS ] actions get | delete ACTISPEC

       tc [ TC_OPTIONS ] actions flush ACTNAMESPEC

       tc [ TC_OPTIONS ] actions ls | list ACTNAMESPEC [ ACTFILTER ]

               ACTSPEC := action ACTDETAIL [ INDEXSPEC ] [ COOKIESPEC ] [ CONTROL ]

               ACTISPEC := ACTNAMESPEC INDEXSPEC

               ACTNAMESPEC := action ACTNAME

               INDEXSPEC := index INDEX

               ACTFILTER := since MSTIME

               COOKIESPEC := cookie COOKIE

               ACTDETAIL := ACTNAME ACTPARAMS

               ACTNAME  may  be any valid action type: gact, mirred, bpf, connmark, csum, police,
               etc.

               MSTIME Time since last update.

               CONTROL := { reclassify | pipe | drop | continue | ok }

               TC_OPTIONS These are the options that are specific to tc and not only the options.
               Refer to tc(8) for more information.

DESCRIPTION

       The  actions  object  in  tc allows a user to define actions independently of a classifier
       (filter). These actions can then be assigned to one or  more  filters,  with  any  packets
       matching the classifier's criteria having that action performed on them.

       Each  action  type  (mirred,  police,  etc.)  will have its own table to store all created
       actions.

OPERATIONS

       add    Create a new action in that action's table.

       change
       replace
              Make modifications to an existing action.

       get    Display the action with the specified index value. When combined with the -s option
              for tc, display the statistics for that action.

       delete Delete  the  action  with  the  specified  index  value.  If  the action is already
              associated with a classifier, it does not delete the classifier.

       ls
       list   List all the actions in the specified table. When combined with the -s  option  for
              tc,  display  the statistics for all actions in the specified table.  When combined
              with the option since allows doing a millisecond time-filter since the last time an
              action was used in the datapath.

       flush  Delete all actions stored in the specified table.

ACTION OPTIONS

       Note that these options are available to all action types.

       index INDEX
              Specify the table index value of an action.  INDEX is a 32-bit value that is unique
              to the specific type of action referenced.

              For add, change, and replace operations, the index is optional.  When adding a  new
              action,  specifying an index value will assign the action to that index unless that
              index value has already  been  assigned.  Omitting  the  index  value  for  an  add
              operation will cause the kernel to assign a value to the new action.

              For  get  and  delete  operations,  the  index is required to identify the specific
              action to be displayed or deleted.

       cookie COOKIE
              In addition to the specific  action,  mark  the  matching  packet  with  the  value
              specified by COOKIE.  The COOKIE is a 128-bit value that will not be interpreted by
              the kernel whatsoever.  As such,  it  can  be  used  as  a  correlating  value  for
              maintaining  user  state.   The value to be stored is completely arbitrary and does
              not require a specific format. It is stored inside the action structure itself.

       since MSTIME
              When dumping large number of actions, a millisecond time-filter  can  be  specified
              MSTIME.  The MSTIME is a millisecond count since last time a packet hit the action.
              As an example specifying "since 20000" implies to dump all actions that  have  seen
              packets  in  the last 20 seconds. This option is useful when the kernel has a large
              number of actions and you are only interested in recently used actions.

       CONTROL
              The CONTROL indicates how tc should proceed after executing the action. Any of  the
              following are valid:

              reclassify
                     Restart  the  classifiction  by jumping back to the first filter attached to
                     the action's parent.

              pipe   Continue with the next action. This is the default control.

              drop   Drop the packed without running any further actions.

              continue
                     Continue the classification with the next filter.

              pass   Return to the calling qdisc for packet processing, and end classification of
                     this packet.

SEE ALSO

       tc(8),  tc-bpf(8),  tc-connmark(8),  tc-csum(8),  tc-ife(8),  tc-mirred(8), tc-nat(8), tc-
       pedit(8), tc-police(8), tc-simple(8), tc-skbedit(8), tc-skbmod(8),  tc-tunnel_key(8),  tc-
       vlan(8), tc-xt(8)