FIX: You receive a 17883 error message when you perform large in-memory sort operations in SQL Server 2000

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Bug #: 473069 (SQL Server 8.0)
SUMMARY
This article describes the following about this hotfix release:
  • The issues that are fixed by this hotfix package.
  • The prerequisites for installing the hotfix package.
  • Whether you must restart your computer after you install the hotfix package.
  • Whether the hotfix package is replaced by any other hotfix package.
  • Whether you must make any registry changes.
  • The files that are contained in the hotfix package.
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SYMPTOMS
When you perform large in-memory sort operations in Microsoft SQL Server 2000, SQL Server may not yield to the SQL Server User Mode Scheduler (UMS). This behavior could lead to stalled worker requests. When this problem occurs, connection timeouts and other time-sensitive operations may fail. When this problem occurs, typically you receive a 17883 error message in the SQL Server error log. For example, you receive an error message that is similar to the following:
2003-03-21 08:22:20.27 server Error: 17883, Severity: 1, State: 0
2003-03-21 08:22:20.27 server Process 51:0 (dbc) UMS Context 0x018DA930 appears to be non-yielding on Scheduler 0.
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RESOLUTION

Service pack information

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Microsoft SQL Server 2000. For more 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

Prerequisites

This hotfix requires SQL Server 2000 Service Pack 3 (SP3). For additional information about how to obtain SQL Server 2000 SP3, 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
Additionally, this hotfix requires that you have SQL Server 2000 hotfix build 2000.80.977 installed. For additional information about SQL Server 2000 post-SP3 hotfix build 2000.80.977, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
888007 You receive a "The product does not have a prerequisite update installed" error message when you try to install a SQL Server 2000 post-Service Pack 3 hotfix
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Restart information

You do not have to restart your computer after you apply this hotfix.

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Hotfix file information

This hotfix contains only those files that are required to correct the issues that this article lists. This hotfix may not contain all the files that you must have to fully update a product to the latest build.

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) 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   -----------------------------------------------------------   02-Nov-2004  03:02  2000.80.985.0    664,128  Autoplt.dll         02-Nov-2004  03:02  2000.80.985.0     78,400  Console.exe         02-Nov-2004  03:02  2000.80.985.0    332,352  Ctasksui.dll        02-Nov-2004  03:02  2000.80.985.0    315,968  Custtask.dll        02-Nov-2004  03:02  2000.80.985.0     33,340  Dbmslpcn.dll        02-Nov-2004  03:02  2000.80.985.0  1,905,216  Dtspkg.dll          02-Nov-2004  03:02  2000.80.985.0    528,960  Dtspump.dll         02-Nov-2004  03:02  2000.80.985.0  1,557,052  Dtsui.dll           02-Nov-2004  03:02  2000.80.985.0    639,552  Dtswiz.dll          02-Nov-2004  03:02  2000.80.985.0    352,828  Isqlw.exe           02-Nov-2004  03:02  2000.80.985.0     82,492  Itwiz.exe           02-Nov-2004  03:02  2000.80.985.0     90,692  Msgprox.dll         19-May-2004  20:43  8.11.40209.0     209,408  Mssdi98.dll         02-Nov-2004  03:02  2000.80.985.0     62,024  Odsole70.dll        02-Nov-2004  03:03  2000.80.985.0     25,144  Opends60.dll        02-Nov-2004  03:02  2000.80.985.0     57,904  Osql.exe            02-Nov-2004  03:03  2000.80.985.0    279,104  Pfutil80.dll        02-Nov-2004  03:02  2000.80.985.0    143,940  Qrdrsvc.exe         02-Nov-2004  03:03  2000.80.985.0    221,768  Replprov.dll        02-Nov-2004  03:03  2000.80.985.0    307,784  Replrec.dll         02-Nov-2004  02:01  2000.80.985.0    159,813  Replres.rll   02-Nov-2004  03:03  2000.80.985.0    287,304  Rinitcom.dll        02-Nov-2004  03:03  2000.80.985.0     78,416  Sdiclnt.dll         02-Nov-2004  03:03  2000.80.985.0     66,112  Semmap.dll          02-Nov-2004  03:03  2000.80.985.0     57,916  Semnt.dll           02-Nov-2004  03:03  2000.80.985.0    492,096  Semobj.dll          02-Nov-2004  02:28  2000.80.985.0    172,032  Semobj.rll   02-Nov-2004  03:02  2000.80.985.0     53,832  Snapshot.exe        02-Nov-2004  03:01  2000.80.985.0     28,672  Sqlagent.dll        02-Nov-2004  03:02  2000.80.985.0    311,872  Sqlagent.exe        02-Nov-2004  03:01  2000.80.985.0    168,001  Sqlakw32.dll        02-Nov-2004  03:03  2000.80.985.0     33,344  Sqlctr80.dll        02-Nov-2004  03:03  2000.80.985.0  4,215,360  Sqldmo.dll          02-Nov-2004  03:02                    25,172  Sqldumper.exe       02-Nov-2004  01:53  2000.80.985.0     28,672  Sqlevn70.rll   02-Nov-2004  03:02  2000.80.985.0    156,224  Sqlmaint.exe        02-Nov-2004  03:03  2000.80.985.0    180,792  Sqlmap70.dll        02-Nov-2004  03:03  2000.80.985.0    188,992  Sqlmmc.dll          02-Nov-2004  02:17  2000.80.985.0    479,232  Sqlmmc.rll   02-Nov-2004  03:03  2000.80.985.0    401,984  Sqlqry.dll          02-Nov-2004  03:03  2000.80.985.0     57,920  Sqlrepss.dll        02-Nov-2004  03:03  2000.80.985.0  7,712,849  Sqlservr.exe        02-Nov-2004  03:03  2000.80.985.0    590,396  Sqlsort.dll         02-Nov-2004  03:03  2000.80.985.0     45,644  Sqlvdi.dll          02-Nov-2004  03:03  2000.80.985.0    106,588  Sqsrvres.dll        02-Nov-2004  03:03  2000.80.985.0     33,340  Ssmsgnet.dll        02-Nov-2004  03:03  2000.80.985.0     33,340  Ssmslpcn.dll        02-Nov-2004  03:03  2000.80.985.0     33,340  Ssmsqlgc.dll        02-Nov-2004  03:03  2000.80.985.0     82,492  Ssnetlib.dll        02-Nov-2004  03:03  2000.80.985.0     25,148  Ssnmpn70.dll        02-Nov-2004  03:03  2000.80.985.0    123,456  Stardds.dll         02-Nov-2004  03:03  2000.80.985.0    158,240  Svrnetcn.dll        02-Nov-2004  03:02  2000.80.985.0     76,416  Svrnetcn.exe        02-Nov-2004  03:03  2000.80.985.0     49,228  Ums.dll             02-Nov-2004  03:03  2000.80.985.0     74,304  Xplog70.dll         02-Nov-2004  03:03  2000.80.985.0     98,872  Xpweb70.dll
Note Because of file dependencies, the most recent hotfix that contains these files may also contain additional files. back to the top
STATUS
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a bug 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.

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MORE INFORMATION
The following factors are guidelines for time-critical programs:
  • The sort operation must occur in memory and must contain at least one million rows. Typically, 120 million or more rows are required to experience the problem.
  • The computer must be able to support a very large sort memory grant. This grant is generally 8 gigabytes (GB) or larger. To accomplish this grant, the computer needs approximately 64 GB or more of physical memory.
Note Processor speed, memory, and disk speed can cause factors to vary.

The hotfix in this article is rolled up in the following Microsoft Knowledge Base article. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
891017 FIX: SQL Server 2000 may stop responding to other requests when you perform a large deallocation operation
For additional information about the 17883 error message, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
319892 New concurrency and scheduling diagnostics added to SQL Server
For additional information about the naming schema for Microsoft SQL Server updates, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
822499 New naming schema for Microsoft SQL Server software update packages
For additional information about the terminology that is used when Microsoft corrects software after it is released, 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
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Article ID: 890730 - Last Review: 01/17/2015 09:31:31 - Revision: 2.2

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Developer Edition
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Enterprise Edition
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Personal Edition
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Standard Edition
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