FIX: Parallel Index Creation on Large SMP Hardware Can Cause Handled Access Violation

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Article ID: 279295 - View products that this article applies to.
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BUG #: 236765 (shiloh_bugs)
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Parallel index creation on Symmetric Multi-Processing (SMP) computers with more than 16 processors can cause a handled access violation that terminates the client connection to the server. You can detect this problem by examining the SQL Server error log.


To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Microsoft SQL Server 2000. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
290211 INF: How to Obtain the Latest SQL Server 2000 Service Pack


NOTE: The following hotfix was created prior to Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Service Pack 1.

The English version of this fix should have the following file attributes or later:
   File name    Platform
   s80217i.exe  x86
NOTE: Due to file dependencies, the most recent hotfix or feature that contains the above files may also contain additional files.


Change the sp_configure setting the max degree of parallelism to be the minimum value of 16 or the number of processors on the SMP computer. For example, on a 32-processor computer, use a value of 16, and on a 8-processor computer, use a value of 8.


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in Microsoft SQL Server 2000. This problem was first corrected in SQL Server 2000 Service Pack 1.


Article ID: 279295 - Last Review: February 22, 2007 - Revision: 3.2
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Developer Edition
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Enterprise Edition
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