Error code when you use the Winsock Select function on a Windows Server 2003-based multiprocessor computer: "WSAENOBUFS (10055)"

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SYMPTOMS

Consider the following scenario. You run a custom Winsock network program that uses the Winsock Select function. You run this program on a Microsoft Windows Server 2003-based multiprocessor computer. In this scenario, the following error code is returned:
WSAENOBUFS (10055)
Note This error code translates to the following:
An operation on a socket cannot be performed because the system lacks sufficient buffer space or because a queue is full.
Additionally, System Monitor displays a steady increase in non-paged pool memory usage. When you run the Memsnap.exe tool or use the Memory Pool Monitor utility, you discover that the AfdP tag causes this increase in non-paged pool memory usage.

Also, when this behavior occurs, the following event may be logged in the System logs:

Event ID 2019
Description: The server was unable to allocate from the system nonpaged pool because the pool was empty.

RESOLUTION

Service pack information

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows Server 2003. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
889100 How to obtain the latest service pack for Windows Server 2003

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support
Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.

Prerequisites

To apply this hotfix, you must have Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 (SP1) installed.

Restart requirement

You must restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.

File 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 item in Control Panel.
Windows Server 2003, x86-based versions
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Afd.sys5.2.3790.2667152,06424-Mar-200602:31x86
Windows Server 2003, x64-based versions
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Afd.sys5.2.3790.2667299,00823-Mar-200614:23x64
Windows Server 2003, Itanium-based versions
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Afd.sys5.2.3790.2667583,16823-Mar-200614:23IA-64

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 Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2.

MORE INFORMATION

For more information about the terms that are used to describe software updates, 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

Properties

Article ID: 917114 - Last Review: October 9, 2011 - Revision: 4.0
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 Enterprise x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 Enterprise Edition (32-Bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard Edition (32-bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 Datacenter x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 Datacenter Edition (32-Bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1, when used with:
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition for Itanium-based Systems
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition (32-bit x86)
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition (32-bit x86)
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition for Itanium-Based Systems
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition (32-bit x86)
Keywords: 
kbautohotfix kbwinserv2003sp2fix kbqfe kbHotfixServer kbwinserv2003presp2fix kbbug kbfix KB917114

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