FIX: Memory is not released when you use the Microsoft.SqlServer.XEvent.Linq assembly to read events in SQL Server 2012 Extended Events files

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Article ID: 2811020 - View products that this article applies to.
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Symptoms

Assume that you have an application that uses the Microsoft.SqlServer.XEvent.Linq assembly to read events in Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Extended Events files. In this situation, the allocated memory may not be released as expected. Additionally, you may receive an Out Of Memory (OOM) error.

Note SQL Server 2012 Extended Events files contain .xel and .xem files.

Resolution

Cumulative update information

Cumulative Update 3 for SQL Server 2012 SP1

The fix for this issue was first released in Cumulative Update 3. For more information about how to obtain this cumulative update package for SQL Server 2012 SP1, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2812412 Cumulative update package 3 for SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 1
Note Because the builds are cumulative, each new fix release contains all the hotfixes and all the security fixes that were included with the previous SQL Server 2012 SP1 fix release. We recommend that you consider applying the most recent fix release that contains this hotfix. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2772858 The SQL Server 2012 builds that were released after SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 1 was released

Cumulative Update 6 for SQL Server 2012

The fix for this issue was first released in Cumulative Update 6. For more information about how to obtain this cumulative update package for SQL Server 2012, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2728897 Cumulative update package 6 for SQL Server 2012
Note Because the builds are cumulative, each new fix release contains all the hotfixes and all the security fixes that were included with the previous SQL Server 2012 fix release. We recommend that you consider applying the most recent fix release that contains this hotfix. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2692828 The SQL Server 2012 builds that were released after SQL Server 2012 was released

Status

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

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Article ID: 2811020 - Last Review: March 18, 2013 - Revision: 2.0
Applies to
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Enterprise
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Developer
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Standard
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Web
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