FIX: An access violation is logged in the SQL Server Errorlog file when you run a query that uses a plan guide in SQL Server 2005

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Article ID: 928539 - View products that this article applies to.
Bug #: 50000452 (SQL Hotfix)
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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
  • Information about whether you must restart the computer after you install the hotfix package
  • Information about whether the hotfix package is replaced by any other hotfix package
  • Information about whether you must make any registry changes
  • The files that are contained in the hotfix package

SYMPTOMS

When you run a query that uses a plan guide in SQL Server 2005, the query may intermittently fail. Additionally, an access violation that resembles the following is logged in the SQL Server Errorlog file:
2006-08-23 13:34:10.48 spid438 ***Stack Dump being sent to H:\MSSQL\LOG\SQLDump0016.txt
2006-08-23 13:34:10.48 spid438 SqlDumpExceptionHandler: Process 438 generated fatal exception c0000005 EXCEPTION_ACCESS_VIOLATION. SQL Server is terminating this process.
2006-08-23 13:34:10.48 spid438 * *******************************************************************************
2006-08-23 13:34:10.48 spid438 *
2006-08-23 13:34:10.48 spid438 * BEGIN STACK DUMP:
2006-08-23 13:34:10.48 spid438 * 08/23/06 13:34:10 spid 438
2006-08-23 13:34:10.48 spid438 *
2006-08-23 13:34:10.48 spid438 *
2006-08-23 13:34:10.48 spid438 * Exception Address = 00000000034CE1D0 Module(sqlservr+00000000024CE1D0)
2006-08-23 13:34:10.48 spid438 * Exception Code = c0000005 EXCEPTION_ACCESS_VIOLATION
2006-08-23 13:34:10.48 spid438 * Access Violation occurred reading address 0000000000000010
This problem occurs if the following conditions are true:
  • The query uses a plan guide.
  • The query accepts some parameters.
  • The plan guide applies the OPTIMIZE FOR hint for the query.
  • The query is recompiled before you run the query .

RESOLUTION

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 be running SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 1 (SP1) to apply this hotfix. For more information, 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.

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 of 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.
SQL Server 2005 32-bit version
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Logread.exe2005.90.2206.0398,11217-Nov-200611:16x86
Microsoft.analysisservices.adomdclient.dll9.0.2206.0543,52017-Nov-200611:16x86
Microsoft.analysisservices.deploymentengine.dll9.0.2206.0138,01617-Nov-200611:16x86
Microsoft.analysisservices.dll9.0.2206.01,215,26417-Nov-200611:16x86
Microsoft.sqlserver.mgdsqldumper.dll2005.90.2206.075,55217-Nov-200611:16x86
Microsoft.sqlserver.sqlenum.dll9.0.2206.0908,06417-Nov-200611:16x86
Msasxpress.dll9.0.2206.022,30417-Nov-200611:16x86
Msgprox.dll2005.90.2206.0197,92017-Nov-200611:16x86
Msmdlocal.dll9.0.2206.015,614,75217-Nov-200611:16x86
Msmdredir.dll9.0.2206.03,990,30417-Nov-200611:16x86
Mssqlsystemresource.ldfNot Applicable524,28816-Nov-200613:58Not Applicable
Mssqlsystemresource.mdfNot Applicable40,108,03216-Nov-200613:58Not Applicable
Replprov.dll2005.90.2206.0547,61617-Nov-200611:16x86
Replrec.dll2005.90.2206.0782,11217-Nov-200611:16x86
Sqlaccess.dll2005.90.2206.0347,93617-Nov-200611:16x86
Sqlagent90.exe2005.90.2206.0318,75217-Nov-200611:16x86
Sqlservr.exe2005.90.2206.028,964,69617-Nov-200611:16x86
Sysdbupg.sqlNot Applicable192,34621-Aug-200614:01Not Applicable
Xmlsub.dll2005.90.2206.0192,80017-Nov-200611:10x86
Xpstar90.dll2005.90.2206.0292,64017-Nov-200611:10x86
Xpstar90.rll2005.90.2206.0152,86417-Nov-200611:16x86
SQL Server 2005 x64-based version
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Logread.exe2005.90.2206.0522,52817-Nov-200602:02x64
Microsoft.analysisservices.adomdclient.dll9.0.2206.0543,52017-Nov-200611:16x86
Microsoft.analysisservices.adomdclient.dll9.0.2206.0543,52017-Nov-200602:02x86
Microsoft.analysisservices.deploymentengine.dll9.0.2206.0138,01617-Nov-200611:16x86
Microsoft.analysisservices.dll9.0.2206.01,215,26417-Nov-200611:16x86
Microsoft.sqlserver.mgdsqldumper.dll2005.90.2206.075,55217-Nov-200611:16x86
Microsoft.sqlserver.mgdsqldumper.dll2005.90.2206.091,42417-Nov-200602:02x64
Microsoft.sqlserver.sqlenum.dll9.0.2206.0875,29617-Nov-200602:02x86
Msasxpress.dll9.0.2206.022,30417-Nov-200611:16x86
Msasxpress.dll9.0.2206.027,42417-Nov-200602:02x64
Msgprox.dll2005.90.2206.0259,36017-Nov-200602:02x64
Msmdlocal.dll9.0.2206.015,614,75217-Nov-200611:16x86
Msmdredir.dll9.0.2206.03,990,30417-Nov-200611:16x86
Mssqlsystemresource.ldfNot Applicable524,28816-Nov-200613:58Not Applicable
Mssqlsystemresource.mdfNot Applicable40,108,03216-Nov-200613:58Not Applicable
Replprov.dll2005.90.2206.0745,24817-Nov-200602:02x64
Replrec.dll2005.90.2206.01,008,41617-Nov-200602:02x64
Sqlaccess.dll2005.90.2206.0355,10417-Nov-200602:02x86
Sqlagent90.exe2005.90.2206.0389,92017-Nov-200602:02x64
Sqlservr.exe2005.90.2206.039,371,04017-Nov-200602:02x64
Sysdbupg.sqlNot Applicable192,34621-Aug-200614:01Not Applicable
Xmlsub.dll2005.90.2206.0317,21617-Nov-200602:02x64
Xpstar90.dll2005.90.2206.0540,96017-Nov-200602:02x64
Xpstar90.rll2005.90.2206.0153,37617-Nov-200602:02x64
SQL Server 2005 Itanium architecture version
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Logread.exe2005.90.2206.01,095,45616-Nov-200620:14IA-64
Microsoft.analysisservices.adomdclient.dll9.0.2206.0543,52016-Nov-200620:14x86
Microsoft.analysisservices.adomdclient.dll9.0.2206.0543,52017-Nov-200611:16x86
Microsoft.analysisservices.deploymentengine.dll9.0.2206.0138,01617-Nov-200611:16x86
Microsoft.analysisservices.dll9.0.2206.01,215,26417-Nov-200611:16x86
Microsoft.sqlserver.mgdsqldumper.dll2005.90.2206.0163,10416-Nov-200620:14IA-64
Microsoft.sqlserver.mgdsqldumper.dll2005.90.2206.075,55217-Nov-200611:16x86
Microsoft.sqlserver.sqlenum.dll9.0.2206.0875,29616-Nov-200620:14x86
Msasxpress.dll9.0.2206.055,07216-Nov-200620:14IA-64
Msasxpress.dll9.0.2206.022,30417-Nov-200611:16x86
Msgprox.dll2005.90.2206.0542,49616-Nov-200620:14IA-64
Msmdlocal.dll9.0.2206.048,610,08016-Nov-200620:14IA-64
Msmdredir.dll9.0.2206.06,244,12816-Nov-200620:14IA-64
Mssqlsystemresource.ldfNot Applicable524,28816-Nov-200613:58Not Applicable
Mssqlsystemresource.mdfNot Applicable40,108,03216-Nov-200613:58Not Applicable
Replprov.dll2005.90.2206.01,617,18416-Nov-200620:14IA-64
Replrec.dll2005.90.2206.02,141,47216-Nov-200620:14IA-64
Sqlaccess.dll2005.90.2206.0349,47216-Nov-200620:14x86
Sqlagent90.exe2005.90.2206.01,141,02416-Nov-200620:14IA-64
Sqlservr.exe2005.90.2206.072,259,87216-Nov-200620:14IA-64
Sysdbupg.sqlNot Applicable192,34621-Aug-200614:01Not Applicable
Xmlsub.dll2005.90.2206.0590,62416-Nov-200620:14IA-64
Xpstar90.dll2005.90.2206.0951,07216-Nov-200620:14IA-64
Xpstar90.rll2005.90.2206.0152,35216-Nov-200620:14IA-64

WORKAROUND

To work around this problem, try to avoid the query recompilation. To determine the reason for the recompilation, use the method that is described in Microsoft Knowledge Base article 308737. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
308737 How to identify the cause of recompilation in an SP:Recompile event

STATUS

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

MORE INFORMATION

Steps to reproduce the problem

  1. Open SQL Server Management Studio.
  2. Connect to an instance of SQL Server 2005.
  3. Create a new query, and then run the following statements.
    use tempdb
    go
    
    create table mytab1 (col1 nvarchar(50), col2 nvarchar(100), col3 int)
    go
    
    create table mytab2 (a int)
    go
    
    insert into mytab1 values ('col1 value', 'col2 value', 1)
    go
    
    insert into mytab2 values (1)
    go
    
    set quoted_identifier off;
    go
    
    sp_create_plan_guide 
    N'myplanguide',
    N'select * from mytab1 join mytab2 on col3 = a where col1 = @p1', 
    N'SQL',
    NULL,
    N'@p1 nvarchar(30)',
    N'OPTION (FAST 40, OPTIMIZE FOR (@p1 = N''col2''))'
    go
    
    select * from sys.plan_guides
    go
    
    sp_executesql N'select * from mytab1 join mytab2 on col3 = a where col1 = @p1', N'@p1 nvarchar(30)', N'col2'
    go
    
    drop table mytab1
    go
    
    create table mytab1 (col1 nvarchar(50), col2 nvarchar(100), col3 int)
    go
    
    sp_executesql N'select * from mytab1 join mytab2 on col3 = a where col1 = @p1', N'@p1 nvarchar(30)', N'col2'
    go
    
    sp_control_plan_guide N'drop all'
    go
    

REFERENCES

For more information about the OPTIMIZE FOR hint, visit the following Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) Web site:
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms181714.aspx
For more 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 more information about software update terminology, 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: 928539 - Last Review: October 8, 2011 - Revision: 2.0
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Developer Edition
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Enterprise Edition
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Standard X64 Edition
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Standard Edition for Itanium-based Systems
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Enterprise X64 Edition
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Enterprise Edition for Itanium-based Systems
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