FIX: Slow performance, deadlocks, and memory leaks may occur when applications do not call the Dispose method on all instances of the ServicedComponent class in the .NET Framework

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SYMPTOMS

Microsoft COM+ applications that do not call the Dispose method on all instances of the ServicedComponent class in the Microsoft .NET Framework versions 1.1 and 1.0 may experience slow performance, deadlocks, and memory leaks.

RESOLUTION

A supported hotfix is now available from Microsoft, but it is only intended to correct the problem that is described in this article. Only apply it to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix may receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 or 1.0 service pack that contains this hotfix.

To resolve this problem immediately, contact Microsoft Product Support Services to obtain the hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Product Support Services telephone numbers and information about support costs, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support
Note In special cases, charges that are ordinarily incurred for support calls may be canceled if a Microsoft Support Professional determines that a specific update will resolve your problem. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for the specific update in question.

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 item in Control Panel.
Date        Time  Version      Size    File name
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19-Nov-2004 13:27 1.0.3705.556 11,264  Regsvcs.exe
19-Nov-2004 13:27 1.0.3705.556 212,992 System.enterpriseservices.dll 
18-Nov-2004 05:40 1.0.3705.556 48,640  System.enterpriseservices.thunk.dll 

STATUS

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

MORE INFORMATION

This hotfix changes the behavior of the asynchronous finalization of ServicedComponent objects to avoid the symptoms that are described in the "Symptoms" section. The
DisableAsyncFinalization
registry entry can be used as a temporary workaround only for deadlocks. However, this workaround may worsen the other symptoms of slow performance and memory leaks.

The correct approach is the systematic use of the Dispose method by the client of the ServicedComponent objects on all instances of the ServicedComponent class. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
298014 FIX: A COM+ application that uses the global interface table (GIT) may deadlock

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Article ID: 875503 - Last Review: May 12, 2006 - Revision: 3.2
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 1.0 Service Pack 2
Keywords: 
kbqfe kbhotfixserver kbbug kbfix KB875503

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