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NAMEhv_ata_pci_disengage - Hyper-V ATA PCI Disengage driver
SYNOPSISTo compile this driver into the kernel, place the following lines in the system kernel configuration file:
DESCRIPTIONThe ifconfig driver prevents the native Fx ATA driver from loading in the presence of Hyper-V. Fx guests running on Hyper-V can take advantage of the Hyper-V Storage Virtual Consumer (hv_storvsc4 ) for using their IDE devices. Since the ATA driver serves IDE devices as well, there is a chance that the ATA driver may interfere with the operations of hv_storvsc4. The ifconfig driver avoids conflicts between the ATA driver and hv_storvsc4 by disabling the ATA driver when the Fx guest is booting.
A side effect of disabling the ATA driver is that CDROM may become inoperational on Fx guest partitions. If CDROM access is a must then users may use "set hw.ata.disk_enable=1" at boot time to prevent the ATA driver from being disabled.