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Corey, would you be willing to take a look and see if this is still a problem? I'm pretty sure we block writes when there is a failure (recent rhel5 and upstream kernels), this could speed up the failure processing...
I'll look into this. I'm pretty sure that this issue is long gone though (at least in my configurations).
I was unable to reproduce this issue while running helter_skelter in single machine mode. Closing, feel free to reopen if ever seen again.