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    Support accepting and displaying table names in OVS tools. · 4bc938cc
    Ben Pfaff authored
    OpenFlow has little-known support for naming tables.  Open vSwitch has
    supported table names for ages, but it has never used or displayed them
    outside of commands dedicated to table manipulation.  This commit adds
    support for table names in ovs-ofctl.  When a table has a name, it displays
    that name in flows and actions, so that, for example, the following:
        table=1, arp, actions=resubmit(,2)
    might become:
        table=ingress_acl, arp, actions=resubmit(,mac_learning)
    given appropriately named tables.
    For backward compatibility, only interactive ovs-ofctl commands by default
    display table names; to display them in scripts, use the new --names
    This feature was inspired by a talk that Kei Nohguchi presented at Open
    vSwitch 2017 Fall Conference.
    CC: Kei Nohguchi <kei@nohguchi.com>
    Signed-off-by: default avatarBen Pfaff <blp@ovn.org>
    Acked-by: default avatarMark Michelson <mmichels@redhat.com>
    Reviewed-by: default avatarYifeng Sun <pkusunyifeng@gmail.com>
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