FIX: Out-of-memory errors when you execute DBCC CHECKDB on database that contains columnstore indexes in SQL Server 2014 or 2016

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

Symptoms


Assume that you have a database that has columnstore indexes in Microsoft SQL Server 2014 or 2016. Every time that you run the DBCC CHECKDB command against the database, SQL Server leaks memory.

Cause


The MEMORYCLERK_SQLUTILITIES memory clerk leaks memory every time that you run the DBCC CHECKDB command.

Resolution


This issue is fixed in the following cumulative updates for SQL Server:

    Cumulative Update 2 for SQL Server 2016 SP1

    Cumulative Update 4 for SQL Server 2016

    Cumulative Update 3 for SQL Server 2014 Service Pack 2

    Cumulative Update 10 for SQL Server 2014 Service Pack 1

Status


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

References


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