FIX: Query on the sysmembers Virtual Table May Fail with a Stack Overflow

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SYMPTOMS

When you query the sysmembers virtual table, the query may fail with a stack overflow and SQL Server may quit if you have over 15,000 database users in the user database.

The stack dump file includes the following information on version 8.00.760 when the stack overflow occurs:
   2003-03-27 14:38:18.37 spid51    03/27/03 14:38:18 Stack Overflow Dump not possible - Exception c00000fd E at 0x00402BD7
   2003-03-27 14:38:18.37 spid51    Address=402bd7 Exception Code = c00000fd
   2003-03-27 14:38:18.37 spid51    eax=00000001 ebx=01482618 ecx=02273118 edx=00000f38
   2003-03-27 14:38:18.37 spid51    esi=19473280 edi=1944d540 eip=00402bd7 esp=02273000
   2003-03-27 14:38:18.37 spid51    ebp=02273068 efl=00010202
   2003-03-27 14:38:18.37 spid51    cs=1b ss=23 ds=23 es=23 fs=38 gs=0
   2003-03-27 14:38:18.37 spid51    1: Return Address 00402BD7
   2003-03-27 14:38:18.37 spid51    2: Return Address 00403CD2
   2003-03-27 14:38:18.37 spid51    3: Return Address 00407C25
   2003-03-27 14:38:18.37 spid51    4: Return Address 00405FB1
   2003-03-27 14:38:18.37 spid51    5: Return Address 00409958
   2003-03-27 14:38:18.37 spid51    6: Return Address 005B0D73
   2003-03-27 14:38:18.37 spid51    7: Return Address 005B0DD2
   2003-03-27 14:38:18.37 spid51    8: Return Address 005B0DD2
   2003-03-27 14:38:18.37 spid51    9: Return Address 005B0DD2
   2003-03-27 14:38:18.37 spid51    10: Return Address 005B0DD2
   2003-03-27 14:38:18.37 spid51    11: Return Address 005B0DD2
   2003-03-27 14:38:18.37 spid51    12: Return Address 005B0DD2
   2003-03-27 14:38:18.37 spid51    13: Return Address 005B0DD2
   2003-03-27 14:38:18.37 spid51    14: Return Address 005B0DD2
   2003-03-27 14:38:18.37 spid51    15: Return Address 005B0DD2
   2003-03-27 14:38:18.37 spid51    16: Return Address 005B0DD2
   2003-03-27 14:38:18.37 spid51    17: Return Address 005B0DD2
   2003-03-27 14:38:18.37 spid51    18: Return Address 005B0DD2
   2003-03-27 14:38:18.37 spid51    19: Return Address 005B0DD2
   2003-03-27 14:38:18.37 spid51    20: Return Address 005B0DD2
   2003-03-27 14:38:18.37 spid51    select * from db1..sysmembers    
   2003-03-27 14:38:18.37 spid51    
   2003-03-27 14:38:18.37 spid51    TotalPhysicalMemory = 535015424, AvailablePhysicalMemory = 190300160
   2003-03-27 14:38:18.37 spid51    AvailableVirtualMemory = 1543839744, AvailablePagingFile = 1005047808

You may also experience this problem if you execute system stored procedures, such as sp_helpuser and sp_helplogins. These stored procedures query the sysmembers system table internally.

RESOLUTION

Service pack information

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 How to obtain the latest SQL Server 2000 service pack

Hotfix information

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in coordinated universal time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.
Date         Time    Version          Size      File name
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26-Feb-2003  03:41   2000.80.777.0     29,244   Dbmslpcn.dll
08-Feb-2003  05:43                    786,432   Distmdl.ldf
08-Feb-2003  05:43                  2,359,296   Distmdl.mdf
30-Jan-2003  01:55                        180   Drop_repl_hotfix.sql
01-Feb-2003  00:32   2000.80.763.0  1,557,052   Dtsui.dll
30-Jan-2003  05:18                    746,470   Instdist.sql
30-Jan-2003  01:55                      1,402   Inst_repl_hotfix.sql
08-Feb-2003  06:40   2000.80.765.0     90,692   Msgprox.dll
01-Apr-2003  02:07                      1,873   Odsole.sql
05-Apr-2003  01:46   2000.80.800.0     62,024   Odsole70.dll
02-Apr-2003  21:48   2000.80.796.0     57,904   Osql.exe
02-Apr-2003  23:15   2000.80.797.0    279,104   Pfutil80.dll
04-Apr-2003  21:27                  1,083,467   Replmerg.sql
04-Apr-2003  21:53   2000.80.798.0    221,768   Replprov.dll
08-Feb-2003  06:40   2000.80.765.0    307,784   Replrec.dll
01-Apr-2003  02:23                  1,084,828   Replsys.sql
03-Apr-2003  18:14                    104,868   Sp3_serv_uni.sql
19-Mar-2003  18:20   2000.80.789.0     28,672   Sqlevn70.rll
28-Feb-2003  01:34   2000.80.778.0    176,696   Sqlmap70.dll
08-Feb-2003  06:40   2000.80.765.0     57,920   Sqlrepss.dll
05-Apr-2003  01:47   2000.80.800.0  7,540,817   Sqlservr.exe
05-Apr-2003  01:47                  12,731,392   Sqlservr.pdb
08-Feb-2003  06:40   2000.80.765.0     45,644   Sqlvdi.dll
26-Feb-2003  03:41   2000.80.777.0     29,244   Ssmslpcn.dll
26-Feb-2003  03:41   2000.80.777.0     82,492   Ssnetlib.dll
17-Mar-2003  14:49                    727,132   Sysmessages.sym
28-Feb-2003  01:34   2000.80.778.0     98,872   Xpweb70.dll
Note Because of file dependencies, the most recent hotfix or feature that contains these files may also contain additional files.


STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.This problem was first corrected in Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Service Pack 4.

MORE INFORMATION

You can create more than 15,000 logins in one instance of SQL Server and 15,000 users in one user database.

Properties

Article ID: 818188 - Last Review: February 27, 2014 - Revision: 10.3
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Developer Edition
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Enterprise Edition
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Personal Edition
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2000, Workgroup Edition
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Desktop Engine (Windows)
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Enterprise Edition 64-bit
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