Patchwork [2/3] scripts/runqemu: show an error if /dev/net/tun is unusable

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Submitter Paul Eggleton
Date Dec. 14, 2011, 5:31 p.m.
Message ID <262f9706b59cd14bbbb9d8d00763d648261140bc.1323883800.git.paul.eggleton@linux.intel.com>
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Permalink /patch/16929/
State Accepted
Commit a00b94900d437828f25debce1c30ffcc0bbf29e9
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Paul Eggleton - Dec. 14, 2011, 5:31 p.m.
If /dev/net/tun is either not present or is not writable by the
user, then show an appropriate error message. (QEMU needs access to this
device in order to enable networking; it may be missing if it is not
enabled or loaded into the kernel, and some distributions such as CentOS
5.x set restrictive permissions upon it.)

Signed-off-by: Paul Eggleton <paul.eggleton@linux.intel.com>
---
 scripts/runqemu |    8 ++++++++
 1 files changed, 8 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)

Patch

diff --git a/scripts/runqemu b/scripts/runqemu
index 4adeace..bed6a29 100755
--- a/scripts/runqemu
+++ b/scripts/runqemu
@@ -194,6 +194,14 @@  while [ $i -le $# ]; do
     i=$((i + 1))
 done
 
+if [ ! -c /dev/net/tun ] ; then
+	echo "TUN control device /dev/net/tun is unavailable; you may need to enable TUN (e.g. sudo modprobe tun)"
+	exit 1
+elif [ ! -w /dev/net/tun ] ; then
+	echo "TUN control device /dev/net/tun is not writable, please fix (e.g. sudo chmod 666 /dev/net/tun)"
+	exit 1
+fi
+
 YOCTO_KVM_WIKI="https://wiki.yoctoproject.org/wiki/How_to_enable_KVM_for_Poky_qemu"
 # Detect KVM configuration
 if [[ "x$KVM_ENABLED" == "xyes" ]]; then