This article describes a hotfix package for Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 Update 3. The hotfix contains several fixes to the Visual C++ optimizer and code generator (c2.dll). For more information, see the "Issues that are fixed in this hotfix" section.
How to obtain this hotfix
The following file is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:
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To apply this hotfix, you must have Visual Studio 2015 Update 3 installed.
You may have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix if no instance of Visual Studio is being used.
Hotfix replacement information
This hotfix doesn't replace other hotfixes.
Issues that are fixed in this hotfix
The following bug is resolved by this hotfix:
A bug in the optimizer when two loops with unfavorable dependencies are fused by mistake.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.