The following reply was made to PR kern/114438; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: Thomas Hurst <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: kern/114438: [amr] Anomalous performance with multiple arrays
Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2008 18:33:55 +0000
Further investigation would seem to implicate atime updates; every time
reads from one array freeze, the other array has an IO queue depth (as
reported by gstat) of ~1000 and is performing a bunch of writes.
Ignoring the meta-issue of all those atime updates, it would seem the
large work queue to one array on the card starves out other arrays.
My recent tests for this have been on 7.0-RC1 as of today.
Thomas 'Freaky' Hurst