FIX: A 17883 error is written to the SQL Server 2000 error log and the LogWriter component does not yield correctly

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Bug #: 473187 (SQL Server 8.0)


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SUMMARY

Microsoft distributes SQL Server 2000 fixes as one downloadable file. Because the fixes are cumulative, each new release contains all the hotfixes and all the security fixes that were included with the previous SQL Server 2000 fix release.

Article Contents

SUMMARY

This article describes the following about this hotfix release:

  • The issues that are fixed by this hotfix package.
  • The prerequisites for installing the hotfix package.
  • Whether you must restart your computer after you install the hotfix package.
  • Whether the hotfix package is replaced by any other hotfix package.
  • Whether you must make any registry changes.
  • The files that are contained in the hotfix package.

Introduction

Issues that are fixed by this hotfix package

The following issue is fixed in this Microsoft SQL Server 2000 hotfix package:

You experience one or more of the following symptoms on a computer that is running Microsoft SQL Server 2000:
  • SQL Server 2000 stops responding to incoming logon requests or to query execution requests.
  • You experience reduced transaction throughput.
  • An error message that is similar to the following is written to the SQL Server 2000 error log:

    <Date> <Time> server Error: 17883, Severity: 1, State: 0
    <Date> <Time> server Process 2:0 (b58) UMS Context 0x21D17050 appears to be non-yielding on Scheduler 1.
Note To determine whether you need this hotfix, run the following query in SQL Query Analyzer:
SELECT spid FROM master.dbo.sysprocesses WHERE cmd ='LOG
		  WRITER'


The system process ID (spid) that is returned from the query should match the spid:ecid in the error message that was mentioned earlier. Typically, the spid number for the LogWriter is 2.


For a list of previous hotfixes, see the "Microsoft SQL Server 2000 post-Service Pack 3 or Microsoft SQL Server 2000 post-Service Pack 3a hotfixes" section in the following Microsoft Knowledge Base article:
290211 How to obtain the latest SQL Server 2000 service pack

For more information about error message 17883 and the UMS Scheduler health checks, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
319892 New concurrency and scheduling diagnostics added to SQL Server

CAUSE

This problem occurs when the LogWriter component of SQL Server runs continuously and does not yield to the SQL Server User Mode Scheduler (UMS) to let other threads run on the scheduler. This problem may occur when all the following conditions are true:
  • The database recovery model is set to Full Recovery.
  • You are performing heavy transaction activity or bulk insert operations on the database, and this activity will generate lots of transaction log records.
  • You experience a drop in the drive throughput. When there is a steady increase in the Write requests that are being submitted to the drive in which the Transaction log files for these specific databases are located, the drive throughput may drop instead of increasing. This could be caused by a problem with the disk drivers or with the disk controllers.

MORE INFORMATION

Service pack information

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Microsoft SQL Server 2000. For more 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

Prerequisites

You must install SQL Server 2000 Service Pack 3 (SP3). For information about how to obtain SQL Server 2000 SP3, see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
290211 How to obtain the latest SQL Server 2000 service pack

Additionally, this hotfix requires that you also have SQL Server 2000 hotfix build 2000.80.977 installed. For additional information about SQL Server 2000 Post SP3a hotfix build 2000.80.977, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
888007 You receive a "The product does not have a prerequisite update installed" error message when you try to install a SQL Server 2000 post-SP3 hotfix


Restart information

You do not have to restart your computer after you apply this hotfix.



Hotfix file information

This hotfix contains only those files that are required to correct the issues that this article lists. This hotfix may not contain all the files that you must have to fully update a product to the latest build.

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later) 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.

SQL Server 2000, 32-bit versions


Date         Time   Version            Size    File name
--------------------------------------------------------------
12-Nov-2004  19:12  2000.80.988.0     664,128  Autoplt.dll
12-Nov-2004  19:12  2000.80.988.0      78,400  Console.exe      
12-Nov-2004  19:12  2000.80.988.0     332,352  Ctasksui.dll     
12-Nov-2004  19:12  2000.80.988.0     315,968  Custtask.dll     
12-Nov-2004  19:12  2000.80.988.0      33,340  Dbmslpcn.dll     
12-Nov-2004  19:12  2000.80.988.0   1,905,216  Dtspkg.dll       
12-Nov-2004  19:12  2000.80.988.0     528,960  Dtspump.dll
12-Nov-2004  19:12  2000.80.988.0      41,536  Dtsrun.exe       
12-Nov-2004  19:12  2000.80.988.0   1,557,052  Dtsui.dll        
12-Nov-2004  19:12  2000.80.988.0     639,552  Dtswiz.dll       
12-Nov-2004  19:12  2000.80.988.0     352,828  Isqlw.exe        
12-Nov-2004  19:12  2000.80.988.0      82,492  Itwiz.exe        
12-Nov-2004  19:12  2000.80.988.0      90,692  Msgprox.dll      
19-May-2004  23:43  8.11.40209.0      209,408  Mssdi98.dll      
12-Nov-2004  19:12  2000.80.988.0      62,024  Odsole70.dll     
12-Nov-2004  19:13  2000.80.988.0      25,144  Opends60.dll     
12-Nov-2004  03:26                     17,576  Opends60.lib
12-Nov-2004  19:12  2000.80.988.0      57,904  Osql.exe         
12-Nov-2004  19:12  2000.80.988.0     279,104  Pfutil80.dll     
12-Nov-2004  19:12  2000.80.988.0     143,940  Qrdrsvc.exe      
12-Nov-2004  19:12  2000.80.988.0     221,768  Replprov.dll
12-Nov-2004  19:12  2000.80.988.0     307,784  Replrec.dll      
12-Nov-2004  19:12  2000.80.988.0     287,304  Rinitcom.dll     
12-Nov-2004  19:12  2000.80.988.0      78,416  Sdiclnt.dll      
12-Nov-2004  19:12  2000.80.988.0      66,112  Semmap.dll       
12-Nov-2004  19:12  2000.80.988.0      57,916  Semnt.dll        
12-Nov-2004  19:12  2000.80.988.0     492,096  Semobj.dll
12-Nov-2004  19:12  2000.80.988.0      53,832  Snapshot.exe     
12-Nov-2004  19:12  2000.80.988.0      28,672  Sqlagent.dll     
12-Nov-2004  19:12  2000.80.988.0     311,872  Sqlagent.exe     
12-Nov-2004  19:12  2000.80.988.0     168,001  Sqlakw32.dll     
12-Nov-2004  02:58                      4,352  Sqlakw32.lib
12-Nov-2004  19:12  2000.80.988.0      33,344  Sqlctr80.dll     
12-Nov-2004  19:12  2000.80.988.0     815,676  Sqldata.dll      
12-Nov-2004  19:13  2000.80.988.0   4,215,360  Sqldmo.dll       
12-Nov-2004  19:12                     25,172  Sqldumper.exe    
12-Nov-2004  19:12  2000.80.988.0     156,224  Sqlmaint.exe     
12-Nov-2004  19:13  2000.80.988.0     180,792  Sqlmap70.dll
12-Nov-2004  19:13  2000.80.988.0     188,992  Sqlmmc.dll       
12-Nov-2004  19:13  2000.80.988.0     401,984  Sqlqry.dll       
12-Nov-2004  19:13  2000.80.988.0      57,920  Sqlrepss.dll     
12-Nov-2004  19:13  2000.80.988.0   7,712,849  Sqlservr.exe     
12-Nov-2004  19:13  2000.80.988.0     590,396  Sqlsort.dll      
12-Nov-2004  19:13  2000.80.988.0      45,644  Sqlvdi.dll       
12-Nov-2004  19:13  2000.80.988.0     106,588  Sqsrvres.dll     
12-Nov-2004  19:13  2000.80.988.0      33,340  Ssmsgnet.dll     
12-Nov-2004  19:13  2000.80.988.0      33,340  Ssmslpcn.dll     
12-Nov-2004  19:13  2000.80.988.0      33,340  Ssmsqlgc.dll     
12-Nov-2004  19:13  2000.80.988.0      33,340  Ssmssnet.dll     
12-Nov-2004  19:13  2000.80.988.0      82,492  Ssnetlib.dll     
12-Nov-2004  19:13  2000.80.988.0      25,148  Ssnmpn70.dll     
12-Nov-2004  19:13  2000.80.988.0     123,456  Stardds.dll      
12-Nov-2004  19:13  2000.80.988.0     158,240  Svrnetcn.dll     
12-Nov-2004  19:12  2000.80.988.0      76,416  Svrnetcn.exe     
12-Nov-2004  19:13  2000.80.988.0      49,228  Ums.dll          
12-Nov-2004  19:13  2000.80.988.0      74,304  Xplog70.dll      
12-Nov-2004  19:13  2000.80.988.0      98,872  Xpweb70.dll      
30-Sep-2003  22:34  8.0.21213.0       352,256  Msvcr71.dll      
30-Sep-2003  22:34  2000.80.796.0      57,904  Osql.exe         
30-Sep-2003  22:34  2000.80.534.0     127,548  Sqdedev.dll      
30-Sep-2003  22:34  2000.80.194.0     180,290  Sqlunirl.dll     
12-Nov-2004  02:56  2000.80.988.0     159,813  Replres.rll
12-Nov-2004  03:18  2000.80.988.0     172,032  Semobj.rll
12-Nov-2004  02:48  2000.80.988.0      28,672  Sqlevn70.rll
12-Nov-2004  03:10  2000.80.988.0     479,232  Sqlmmc.rll



SQL Server 2000, 64-bit version


Date         Time   Version            Size    File name        Platform
------------------------------------------------------------------------
13-Nov-2004  02:16  2000.80.988.0      56,832  Dbmslpcn.dll     IA-64
13-Nov-2004  02:15  2000.80.988.0     528,960  Dtspump.dll      x86
13-Nov-2004  02:16  2000.80.988.0     185,856  Msgprox.dll      IA-64
19-May-2004  23:43  8.11.40517.0      722,944  Mssdi98.dll      IA-64
13-Nov-2004  02:16  2000.80.988.0     151,040  Odsole70.dll     IA-64
13-Nov-2004  02:16  2000.80.988.0      27,136  Opends60.dll     IA-64
12-Nov-2004  19:58                     19,880  Opends60.lib
13-Nov-2004  02:16  2000.80.988.0     148,992  Osql.exe         IA-64
13-Nov-2004  02:16  2000.80.988.0     353,280  Qrdrsvc.exe      IA-64
13-Nov-2004  02:16  2000.80.988.0     534,528  Replprov.dll     IA-64
13-Nov-2004  02:16  2000.80.988.0     769,024  Replrec.dll      IA-64
13-Nov-2004  02:16  2000.80.988.0     650,240  Rinitcom.dll     IA-64
13-Nov-2004  02:16  2000.80.988.0     160,768  Semmap.dll       IA-64
13-Nov-2004  02:16  2000.80.988.0     132,608  Semnt.dll        IA-64
13-Nov-2004  02:16  2000.80.988.0      88,576  Snapshot.exe     IA-64
13-Nov-2004  02:15  2000.80.988.0      10,240  Sqlagent.dll     IA-64
13-Nov-2004  02:16  2000.80.988.0   1,055,232  Sqlagent.exe     IA-64
13-Nov-2004  02:16  2000.80.988.0      90,112  Sqlboot.dll      IA-64
13-Nov-2004  02:16  2000.80.988.0      32,256  Sqlctr80.dll     IA-64
13-Nov-2004  02:16  2000.80.988.0     812,032  Sqldata.dll      IA-64
13-Nov-2004  02:16  2000.80.988.0  13,845,504  Sqldmo.dll       IA-64
13-Nov-2004  02:16                     39,936  Sqldumper.exe    IA-64
13-Nov-2004  02:16  2000.80.988.0     493,568  Sqlmaint.exe     IA-64
13-Nov-2004  02:16  2000.80.988.0      23,040  Sqlmap70.dll     IA-64
13-Nov-2004  02:16  2000.80.988.0     152,064  Sqlrepss.dll     IA-64
13-Nov-2004  02:16  2000.80.988.0  25,257,472  Sqlservr.exe     IA-64
13-Nov-2004  02:16  2000.80.988.0     616,960  Sqlsort.dll      IA-64
13-Nov-2004  02:16  2000.80.988.0     120,320  Sqlvdi.dll       IA-64
13-Nov-2004  02:16  2000.80.988.0     227,328  Sqsrvres.dll     IA-64
13-Nov-2004  02:16  2000.80.988.0      53,760  Ssmslpcn.dll     IA-64
13-Nov-2004  02:16  2000.80.988.0      59,904  Ssmsqlgc.dll     IA-64
13-Nov-2004  02:16  2000.80.988.0     255,488  Ssnetlib.dll     IA-64
13-Nov-2004  02:16  2000.80.988.0      20,992  Ssnmpn70.dll     IA-64
13-Nov-2004  02:16  2000.80.988.0     430,080  Svrnetcn.dll     IA-64
13-Nov-2004  02:16  2000.80.988.0     185,856  Svrnetcn.exe     IA-64
13-Nov-2004  02:16  2000.80.988.0     183,296  Xplog70.dll      IA-64
13-Nov-2004  02:16  2000.80.988.0     187,392  Xpweb70.dll
21-Jul-2004  17:38  2000.80.962.0      57,904  Osql.exe         x86
30-Sep-2003  22:23  2000.80.760.0     269,824  Sqdedev.dll      IA-64
12-Nov-2004  20:07  2000.80.988.0     146,432  Replres.rll
12-Nov-2004  19:58  2000.80.988.0      19,968  Sqlevn70.rll

Note Because of file dependencies, the most recent hotfix 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.

REFERENCES

For additional information about the naming schema for Microsoft SQL Server updates, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
822499 New naming schema for Microsoft SQL Server software update packages
For additional information about the terminology that Microsoft uses when correcting software after it is released, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates
For more information about the LogWriter, see the "Freeing and Writing Buffer Pages" topic in SQL Server Books Online.

Properties

Article ID: 890637 - Last Review: November 2, 2007 - Revision: 3.5
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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