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bitbake-user-manual: document "network" task flag

Message ID 20230601132117.2988856-1-michael.opdenacker@bootlin.com
State Accepted, archived
Commit 6abdc81dec06a362bfbcc06d69b90b96bd9bef01
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Series bitbake-user-manual: document "network" task flag | expand

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Michael Opdenacker June 1, 2023, 1:21 p.m. UTC
From: Michael Opdenacker <michael.opdenacker@bootlin.com>

This addresses [YOCTO #15127]

Signed-off-by: Michael Opdenacker <michael.opdenacker@bootlin.com>
 doc/bitbake-user-manual/bitbake-user-manual-metadata.rst | 6 ++++++
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diff --git a/doc/bitbake-user-manual/bitbake-user-manual-metadata.rst b/doc/bitbake-user-manual/bitbake-user-manual-metadata.rst
index b35c332c..58975f4c 100644
--- a/doc/bitbake-user-manual/bitbake-user-manual-metadata.rst
+++ b/doc/bitbake-user-manual/bitbake-user-manual-metadata.rst
@@ -1519,6 +1519,12 @@  functionality of the task:
    released. You can use this variable flag to accomplish mutual
+-  ``[network]``: When set to "1", allows a task to access the network. By
+   default, only the ``do_fetch`` task is granted network access. Recipes
+   shouldn't access the network outside of ``do_fetch`` as it usually
+   undermines fetcher source mirroring, image and licence manifests, software
+   auditing and supply chain security.
 -  ``[noexec]``: When set to "1", marks the task as being empty, with
    no execution required. You can use the ``[noexec]`` flag to set up
    tasks as dependency placeholders, or to disable tasks defined