This bug has been copied from bug #574285 and has been proposed
to be backported to 5.5 z-stream (EUS).
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When two or more writes which used the O_DIRECT file access interface were run simultaneously on two separate partitions on the same disk, performance of both writes were reduced. This could have caused a write slowdown of approximately 25% when running two simultaneous "dd oflag=direct" commands on two different partitions. This regression has been fixed in this update so that O_DIRECT write performance does not incur a performance penalty.
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