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FIX: Lazywriter Access Violation During DUMP Activity

Article ID: 174479

Article Last Modified on 2/20/2004



APPLIES TO

  • Microsoft SQL Server 6.5 Service Pack 3
  • Microsoft SQL Server 7.0 Standard Edition



This article was previously published under Q174479

BUG #: 17185 (Windows NT: 6.5)

SYMPTOMS

During high activity of the Lazywriter process, a DUMP command may result in an access violation (AV) of Lazywriter. The following error appears in the errorlog:

kernel lazywriter: Process 2 generated access violation; SQL Server is
terminating this process


The DUMP command is not affected by this error.


WORKAROUND

To work around this problem, schedule DUMP activities to occur during lowest activity for SQL Server.

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in SQL Server version 6.5 Service Pack 3. This problem was corrected in the latest Microsoft SQL Server 6.5 U.S. Service Pack. For information on obtaining the service pack, query on the following word in the Microsoft Knowledge Base (without the spaces):

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Additional query words: buffer manager sp sp3

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