FIX: Memory leak in USERSTORE_SCHEMAMGR and CPU spikes occur when you use temp table in SQL Server 2012 or 2014

Applies to: SQL Server 2012 DeveloperSQL Server 2012 EnterpriseSQL Server 2012 Standard More


Assume that you use Microsoft SQL Server 2012 or SQL Server 2014. When you try to add columns with variable data type online in a temp table, and the columns have a default constraint, a memory leak occurs in USERSTORE_SCHEMAMGR. Additionally, the memory leak may cause the resource monitor to spin, and this could lead to CPU spikes.


Cumulative Update information

The issue was first fixed in the following cumulative update of SQL Server.


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