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BUG #: 56367 (SQLBUG_70)
If an exception such as an access violation (AV) is encountered in the routine kill_proc(), during the processing of per server licensing cleanup, the license access critical section is not released, which may cause SQL Server to stop responding.
Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in SQL Server 7.0. This problem has been corrected in U.S. Service Pack 2 for Microsoft SQL Server 7.0. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
254561 INF: How to Obtain Service Pack 2 for Microsoft SQL Server 7.0 and Microsoft Data Engine (MSDE) 1.0
For more information, contact your primary support provider.
A possible cause for an AV in kill_proc() when maintaining structures for licensing is documented in the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
246226 BUG: Heap Memory Corruption and AV in kill_proc May Occur when Using Per Server Licensing