FIX: The CPU column in the sysprocesses system table contains a negative value or an abnormal variation for some processes

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Bug #: 470960 (SQL Server 8.0)
Microsoft SQL Server 2000 fixes are distributed as one downloadable file. Because the fixes are cumulative, each new release contains all the hotfixes and all the security fixes that were included with the previous SQL Server 2000 fix release.
SYMPTOMS
Under stress conditions, the CPU column in the sysprocesses system table contains a negative value for some processes that run on your instance of Microsoft SQL Server 2000. The value of the CPU column in the sysprocesses system table indicates the cumulative processor time that is used by a process. The cumulative CPU time may also abnormally vary for a short time for some processes in the sysprocesses system table. This problem may occur for a short time immediately after the process is created. This problem may also occur for a short time just before the process ends.

Note The sysprocesses system table is stored in the master database of the instance of SQL Server.
RESOLUTION

Service pack information

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Microsoft SQL Server 2000. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
290211 How to obtain the latest SQL Server 2000 service pack

Hotfix information

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in coordinated universal time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.
Date         Time   Version            Size    File name--------------------------------------------------------------------31-May-2003  05:15  2000.80.818.0      78,400  Console.exe      27-Oct-2003  14:51  2000.80.873.0     315,968  Custtask.dll     30-Jan-2004  02:59  2000.80.911.0      33,340  Dbmslpcn.dll     24-Apr-2003  12:42                    786,432  Distmdl.ldf24-Apr-2003  12:42                  2,359,296  Distmdl.mdf29-Jan-2003  12:25                        180  Drop_repl_hotfix.sql11-Sep-2003  13:56  2000.80.859.0   1,905,216  Dtspkg.dll       26-Aug-2003  06:46  2000.80.854.0     528,960  Dtspump.dll      23-Jun-2003  09:10  2000.80.837.0   1,557,052  Dtsui.dll        23-Jun-2003  09:10  2000.80.837.0     639,552  Dtswiz.dll       23-Apr-2003  13:21                    747,927  Instdist.sql02-May-2003  12:26                      1,581  Inst_repl_hotfix.sql30-Jan-2004  02:59  2000.80.911.0      90,692  Msgprox.dll      31-Mar-2003  12:37                      1,873  Odsole.sql30-Jan-2004  02:59  2000.80.911.0      62,024  Odsole70.dll     30-Jan-2004  02:59  2000.80.911.0      25,144  Opends60.dll     30-Jan-2004  02:59  2000.80.911.0      57,904  Osql.exe         02-Apr-2003  09:45  2000.80.797.0     279,104  Pfutil80.dll     04-Aug-2003  04:47                    550,780  Procsyst.sql11-Sep-2003  11:07                     12,305  Qfe469315.sql22-May-2003  09:27                     19,195  Qfe469571.sql29-Jan-2004  11:47                  1,090,380  Replmerg.sql30-Jan-2004  02:59  2000.80.911.0     221,768  Replprov.dll     30-Jan-2004  02:59  2000.80.911.0     307,784  Replrec.dll      29-Jan-2004  09:54  2000.80.911.0     159,813  Replres.rll05-Sep-2003  10:30                  1,087,150  Replsys.sql13-Aug-2003  02:58                    986,603  Repltran.sql30-Jan-2004  02:59  2000.80.911.0     287,304  Rinitcom.dll     30-Jan-2004  02:59  2000.80.911.0      57,916  Semnt.dll        29-Jul-2003  06:43  2000.80.819.0     492,096  Semobj.dll       31-May-2003  04:57  2000.80.818.0     172,032  Semobj.rll02-Jan-2004  06:12  2000.80.904.0      53,832  Snapshot.exe     09-Dec-2003  06:37                    117,834  Sp3_serv_uni.sql04-Feb-2004  11:16  2000.80.913.0      28,672  Sqlagent.dll     04-Feb-2004  11:17  2000.80.913.0     311,872  Sqlagent.exe     19-Feb-2004  04:32  2000.80.916.0     168,001  Sqlakw32.dll     30-Jan-2004  02:59  2000.80.911.0   4,215,360  Sqldmo.dll       07-Apr-2003  04:14                     25,172  Sqldumper.exe    29-Jan-2004  09:47  2000.80.911.0      28,672  Sqlevn70.rll30-Jan-2004  02:59  2000.80.911.0     180,792  Sqlmap70.dll     02-Sep-2003  13:26  2000.80.857.0     188,992  Sqlmmc.dll       02-Sep-2003  09:33  2000.80.857.0     479,232  Sqlmmc.rll21-Oct-2003  10:38  2000.80.871.0     401,984  Sqlqry.dll       30-Jan-2004  02:59  2000.80.911.0      57,920  Sqlrepss.dll     01-Mar-2004  10:33  2000.80.919.0   7,618,641  Sqlservr.exe     30-Jan-2004  02:59  2000.80.911.0     590,396  Sqlsort.dll      30-Jan-2004  02:59  2000.80.911.0      45,644  Sqlvdi.dll       30-Jan-2004  02:59  2000.80.911.0     106,588  Sqsrvres.dll     30-Jan-2004  02:59  2000.80.911.0      33,340  Ssmslpcn.dll     30-Jan-2004  02:59  2000.80.911.0      82,492  Ssnetlib.dll     30-Jan-2004  02:59  2000.80.911.0      25,148  Ssnmpn70.dll     27-Oct-2003  14:51  2000.80.873.0     123,456  Stardds.dll      30-Jan-2004  02:59  2000.80.911.0     158,240  Svrnetcn.dll     30-Jan-2004  02:59  2000.80.911.0      76,416  Svrnetcn.exe     30-Apr-2003  10:22  2000.80.816.0      45,132  Ums.dll          30-Jan-2004  02:59  2000.80.911.0      98,872  Xpweb70.dll
Note Because of file dependencies, the most recent hotfix or feature that contains these files may also contain additional files.
STATUS
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

This problem was first corrected in Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Service Pack 4.
MORE INFORMATION
For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates
fluctuate fluctuation minus negative value cumulative CPU time
Properties

Article ID: 837890 - Last Review: 01/17/2015 07:18:46 - Revision: 2.3

Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Developer Edition, Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Standard Edition, Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Enterprise Edition, Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Personal Edition, Microsoft SQL Server 2000, Workgroup Edition, Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Desktop Engine (Windows), Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Enterprise Edition 64-bit

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