My newly compiled kernel loses Networking in qemu

I compiled a kernel from source : make defconfig make kvmconfig make -j 4 After this , i use the resulting bzImage for my qemu command: qemu-system-x86_64 -hda debian.img -kernel bzImage -append "root=/dev/sda console=ttyS0" -nographic -m 4096 -smp 2 --enable-kvm -net user,hostfwd=tcp::10021-:22 -net nic It mounts, and I get a shell and everything, but it loses connectivity. In qemu, it logs : [FAILED] Failed to start Raise network interfaces. See 'systemctl status networking.service' for details. Can someone guide me on this ? I already consulted Linux vanilla kernel on QEMU and networking with eth0 but it does not solve my issue. Also, Im not looking for hardcore qemu-bridge-solutions. Im pretty sure some network drivers are not getting loaded , but I can't figure out how to resolve it. Or maybe Im missing some kernel .config options.

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  • answered 2018-11-08 12:41 Knightingale

    You are using a user socket. For this qemu creates a regular socket in its host process and forwards the packets for specific ports in your guest machine to the host socket. It is doable but I find it annoying.

    I always prefer creating a tap device and bridging it to my physical interface with these QEMU switches:

    -netdev tap,ifname=tap0,script=no,downscript=no,id=my_net_id \
    -device driver=virtio-net,netdev=my_net_id

    This way you have full network capabilities and you don't need to use some weird port redirection.