FIX: Error 1205 when you execute parallel query that contains outer join operators in SQL Server 2014

Applies to: SQL Server 2014 DeveloperSQL Server 2014 DeveloperSQL Server 2014 Enterprise More

Symptoms


Assume that you have a table that has columnstore indexes in Microsoft SQL Server 2014. When you run a parallel query that contains outer join operators against the table, an intra-query deadlock may occur, and you receive the following error message:
Error 1205
Transaction (Process ID n) was deadlocked on generic waitable object resources with another process and has been chosen as the deadlock victim. Rerun the transaction.

Note This issue only occurs when the max degree of parallelism (MAXDOP) option is set to greater than 1.

Resolution


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

Cumulative Update 1 for SQL Server 2014 SP1

Cumulative Update 8 for SQL Server 2014

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.

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, submit a request to Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

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Status


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