FIX: SQL Server 2017 and 2019 on Linux fails with an Assertion error

Applies to: SQL Server 2017 Developer LinuxSQL Server 2017 Enterprise Core LinuxSQL Server 2017 Enterprise Linux

Symptoms


SQL Server 2017 and 2019 on Linux fails with an Assertion error. Additionally, a dump file is generated.
"RETAIL ASSERT: Expression=(decrementedRefCount >= 0) File=NtOsApi.cpp Line=LineNumber"

Status


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

Resolution


This issue is fixed in the following cumulative updates for SQL Server:
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Each new cumulative update for SQL Server contains all the hotfixes and all the security fixes that were included with the previous cumulative update. Check out the latest cumulative updates for SQL Server:

References


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