My host is ubuntu 12.04. My guest is vanilla 3.0.33 kernel with custom rootfs. I have encountered the subj problem, while mounting host folder on the guest machine via sshfs. sshfs ...
When I run qemu -cpu kvm64 -snapshot -hda binary.img at a local console, the image boots and runs as I expect. However, when I log in via ssh -C -X, I see: $ qemu -cpu kvm64 -snapshot -hda binary.img ...