FIX: Random access violations occur when you run monitoring stored procedure in SQL Server 2016 and 2017

Applies to: SQL Server 2016 Service Pack 1SQL Server 2016 DeveloperSQL Server 2016 Enterprise


Consider the following scenario:

  • You use Microsoft SQL Server 2016 or SQL Server 2017.
  • Every few seconds you run a monitoring stored procedure that includes references to the Dynamic Management Fucntion (DMF) sys.dm_exec_query_statistics_xml, on a busy server.
  • The query_thread_profile extended event is in use, or Trace Flag (TF) 7412 is enabled.

In this scenario, you may notice that random access violations occur.


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

       Cumulative Update 6 for SQL Server 2017

       Cumulative update 8 for SQL Server 2016 SP1


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


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