Why I get "cache" in the output of `ip route get`?

it flag

I'm using kernel 5.11.0 and in the ip-route manual [1] it can be read:

Starting with Linux kernel version 3.6, there is no routing cache
for IPv4 anymore. Hence ip route show cached will never print any
entries on systems with this or newer kernel versions.

If I type ip route show table cache there is no output, as expected.

However, when I type: ip route get this is the output: dev eth0 src uid 1000 

Why does it say cache if there is no cache? I am confused


it flag

It seems there were two different "caches" before, the routing cache and the forwarding information base (FIB). The latter remains and is called cache as well (e.g. thus the confusion. This link helped


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