FIX: Log Reader Agent fails, and an assertion error message is logged when you use transactional replication in SQL Server 2005

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Article ID: 923296 - View products that this article applies to.
BUG #: 1032 (SQL Hotfix)
Microsoft distributes Microsoft SQL Server 2005 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 2005 fix release.
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SUMMARY

This article describes the following about this hotfix release:
  • The issues that are fixed by the hotfix package
  • The prerequisites for installing the hotfix package
  • Whether you must restart the computer after you install the hotfix package
  • Whether you must make any registry changes
  • The files that are contained in the hotfix package

SYMPTOMS

When you use transactional replication in Microsoft SQL Server 2005, you may experience the following symptoms:
  • Log Reader Agent fails. Additionally, the Log Reader Agent connection is dropped.
  • An assertion error message is logged in the SQL Server error log.

RESOLUTION

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

You must have SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 1 (SP1) installed to apply this hotfix. For more information about how to obtain SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 1, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
913089 How to obtain the latest service pack for SQL Server 2005

Restart information

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

Registry information

You do not have to change the registry.

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 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.
32-bit hotfix
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Logread.exe2005.90.2176.0398,11225-Jul-200607:20x86
Microsoft.analysisservices.adomdclient.dll9.0.2176.0543,52025-Jul-200607:20x86
Microsoft.analysisservices.deploymentengine.dll9.0.2176.0138,01625-Jul-200607:19x86
Microsoft.analysisservices.dll9.0.2176.01,215,26425-Jul-200607:22x86
Microsoft.sqlserver.mgdsqldumper.dll2005.90.2176.075,55225-Jul-200607:18x86
Microsoft.sqlserver.sqlenum.dll9.0.2176.0908,06425-Jul-200607:22x86
Msgprox.dll2005.90.2176.0197,92025-Jul-200607:23x86
Msmdlocal.dll9.0.2176.015,681,82425-Jul-200607:23x86
Msmdredir.dll9.0.2176.03,968,80025-Jul-200607:23x86
Mssqlsystemresource.ldfNot Applicable524,28824-Jul-200618:25Not Applicable
Mssqlsystemresource.mdfNot Applicable39,911,42424-Jul-200618:25Not Applicable
Replprov.dll2005.90.2176.0547,61625-Jul-200607:20x86
Replrec.dll2005.90.2176.0782,11225-Jul-200607:21x86
Sqlaccess.dll2005.90.2176.0347,93625-Jul-200607:25x86
Sqlservr.exe2005.90.2176.028,951,38425-Jul-200607:23x86
Sysdbupg.sqlNot Applicable192,34619-Jul-200617:02Not Applicable
Xpstar90.dll2005.90.2176.0292,64025-Jul-200607:22x86
Xpstar90.rll2005.90.2176.0152,86425-Jul-200607:20x86
64-bit hotfix
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Logread.exe2005.90.2176.0522,52825-Jul-200607:19x64
Microsoft.analysisservices.adomdclient.dll9.0.2176.0543,52025-Jul-200607:19x86
Microsoft.analysisservices.adomdclient.dll9.0.2176.0543,52025-Jul-200607:20x86
Microsoft.analysisservices.deploymentengine.dll9.0.2176.0138,01625-Jul-200607:19x86
Microsoft.analysisservices.dll9.0.2176.01,215,26425-Jul-200607:22x86
Microsoft.sqlserver.mgdsqldumper.dll2005.90.2176.091,42425-Jul-200607:16x64
Microsoft.sqlserver.mgdsqldumper.dll2005.90.2176.075,55225-Jul-200607:18x86
Microsoft.sqlserver.sqlenum.dll9.0.2176.0875,29625-Jul-200607:16x86
Msgprox.dll2005.90.2176.0259,36025-Jul-200607:18x64
Msmdlocal.dll9.0.2176.015,681,82425-Jul-200607:23x86
Msmdredir.dll9.0.2176.03,968,80025-Jul-200607:23x86
Mssqlsystemresource.ldfNot Applicable524,28824-Jul-200618:25Not Applicable
Mssqlsystemresource.mdfNot Applicable39,911,42424-Jul-200618:25Not Applicable
Replprov.dll2005.90.2176.0745,24825-Jul-200607:16x64
Replrec.dll2005.90.2176.01,008,41625-Jul-200607:16x64
Sqlaccess.dll2005.90.2176.0355,10425-Jul-200607:19x86
Sqlservr.exe2005.90.2176.039,378,20825-Jul-200607:17x64
Sysdbupg.sqlNot Applicable192,34619-Jul-200617:02Not Applicable
Xpstar90.dll2005.90.2176.0540,44825-Jul-200607:19x64
Xpstar90.rll2005.90.2176.0153,37625-Jul-200607:17x64
64-bit hotfix for Itanium processors
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Logread.exe2005.90.2176.01,095,45625-Jul-200607:15IA-64
Microsoft.analysisservices.adomdclient.dll9.0.2176.0543,52025-Jul-200607:14x86
Microsoft.analysisservices.adomdclient.dll9.0.2176.0543,52025-Jul-200607:20x86
Microsoft.analysisservices.deploymentengine.dll9.0.2176.0138,01625-Jul-200607:19x86
Microsoft.analysisservices.dll9.0.2176.01,215,26425-Jul-200607:22x86
Microsoft.sqlserver.mgdsqldumper.dll2005.90.2176.0163,10425-Jul-200607:14IA-64
Microsoft.sqlserver.mgdsqldumper.dll2005.90.2176.075,55225-Jul-200607:18x86
Microsoft.sqlserver.sqlenum.dll9.0.2176.0875,29625-Jul-200607:15x86
Msgprox.dll2005.90.2176.0542,49625-Jul-200607:14IA-64
Msmdlocal.dll9.0.2176.048,778,01625-Jul-200607:16IA-64
Msmdredir.dll9.0.2176.06,155,04025-Jul-200607:16IA-64
Mssqlsystemresource.ldfNot Applicable524,28824-Jul-200618:25Not Applicable
Mssqlsystemresource.mdfNot Applicable39,911,42424-Jul-200618:25Not Applicable
Replprov.dll2005.90.2176.01,617,18425-Jul-200607:16IA-64
Replrec.dll2005.90.2176.02,141,47225-Jul-200607:16IA-64
Sqlaccess.dll2005.90.2176.0349,47225-Jul-200607:14x86
Sqlservr.exe2005.90.2176.072,208,67225-Jul-200607:16IA-64
Sysdbupg.sqlNot Applicable192,34619-Jul-200617:02Not Applicable
Xpstar90.dll2005.90.2176.0950,56025-Jul-200607:14IA-64
Xpstar90.rll2005.90.2176.0152,35225-Jul-200607:13IA-64

STATUS

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

MORE INFORMATION

For more information, 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

Error log information

When this problem occurs, the following information is logged in the SQL Server error log:
   2006-05-22 14:22:07.49 spid101     ***Stack Dump being sent to E:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL\LOG\SQLDump0028.txt
   2006-05-22 14:22:07.49 spid101     * *******************************************************************************
   2006-05-22 14:22:07.49 spid101     *
   2006-05-22 14:22:07.49 spid101     * BEGIN STACK DUMP:
   2006-05-22 14:22:07.49 spid101     *   05/22/06 14:22:07 spid 101
   2006-05-22 14:22:07.49 spid101     *
   2006-05-22 14:22:07.49 spid101     * Location:	 logscan.cpp:2277
   2006-05-22 14:22:07.49 spid101     * Expression:	 startLSN >= m_curLSN
   2006-05-22 14:22:07.49 spid101     * SPID:		 101
   2006-05-22 14:22:07.49 spid101     * Process ID:	 1716
   2006-05-22 14:22:07.49 spid101     *
   2006-05-22 14:22:07.49 spid101     * Input Buffer 109 bytes -
   2006-05-22 14:22:07.49 spid101     *                     16 00 00 00 12 00 00 00 02 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
   2006-05-22 14:22:07.49 spid101     *        s p _ r e p  01 00 00 00 0b 00 73 00 70 00 5f 00 72 00 65 00 70 00
   2006-05-22 14:22:07.49 spid101     *  l c m d s     &  ô 6c 00 63 00 6d 00 64 00 73 00 00 00 00 00 26 04 04 f4
   2006-05-22 14:22:07.49 spid101     *       &        &  ÿ 01 00 00 00 00 26 04 04 00 00 00 00 00 00 26 04 04 ff
   2006-05-22 14:22:07.49 spid101     *  ÿÿÿ  ¥      &  ;   ff ff ff 00 00 a5 0a 00 00 00 00 00 26 04 04 3b 0b 00
   2006-05-22 14:22:07.49 spid101     *     &        &   ¡  00 00 00 26 04 04 00 00 00 00 00 00 26 04 04 20 a1 07
   2006-05-22 14:22:07.49 spid101     *                     00
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   2006-05-22 14:22:10.58 spid101     Error: 17066, Severity: 16, State: 1.
   2006-05-22 14:22:10.58 spid101     SQL Server Assertion: File: <logscan.cpp>, line=2277 Failed Assertion = 'startLSN >= m_curLSN'. This error may be timing-related. If the error persists after rerunning the statement, use DBCC CHECKDB to check the database for structural integrity, or restart the server to ensure in-memory data structures are not corrupted.
   2006-05-22 14:22:10.58 spid101     Error: 3624, Severity: 20, State: 1.
   2006-05-22 14:22:10.58 spid101     A system assertion check has failed. Check the SQL Server error log for details
   2006-05-22 14:22:10.58 spid101     Using 'dbghelp.dll' version '4.0.5'
   2006-05-22 14:22:10.60 spid101     **Dump thread - spid = 101, PSS = 0x4C4412C8, EC = 0x4C4412D0:
   :
   :
   2006-05-17 10:31:54.54 spid79      Error: 17066, Severity: 16, State: 1.
   2006-05-17 10:31:54.54 spid79      SQL Server Assertion: File: <logscan.cpp>, line=2528 Failed Assertion = 'm_noOfScAlloc == 0'. This error may be timing-related. If the error persists after rerunning the statement, use DBCC CHECKDB to check the database for structural integrity, or restart the server to ensure in-memory data structures are not corrupted.
   2006-05-17 10:31:54.64 spid77      Error: 14151, Severity: 18, State: 1.
   2006-05-17 10:31:54.64 spid77      Replication-Replication Transaction-Log Reader Subsystem: agent SQL1-Production failed. The process could not execute 'sp_replcmds' on 'SQL1'.

Properties

Article ID: 923296 - Last Review: October 9, 2011 - Revision: 2.0
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Developer Edition
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Enterprise Edition
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Enterprise Edition for Itanium-based Systems
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Enterprise X64 Edition
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Standard X64 Edition
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Standard Edition for Itanium-based Systems
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