I have seen cases where the AltaVault garbage collection (GC) may get hung up in this pending state due to issues with consistent cloud connectivity. For example, before data is deleted (say, by eviction), AltaVault checks that data is safely in cloud storage and is current. These checks could timeout, which would add latency to the eviction and GC processing. Is there eviction ongoing with this workload, or is the GC running checks? Have you previously seen GC run longer? Have there been any connectivity issues with the cloud provider (i.e. pings take longer, or packets lost/timeout)?