FIX: An application that serializes and deserializes a generic class that has at least one static member fails on a computer that is running the .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1

Symptoms

On a computer that is running the Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1 (SP1), you have an application that serializes and deserializes a generic class. If the generic class has at least one static member, you may encounter one of the following symptoms:

  • If the application is running as a 32-bit process, the thread that performs the deserialization may enter a loop. Therefore, the application fails, and the application consumes lots of CPU resources.

  • If the application is running as a 64-bit process, an exception is thrown, and you receive an error message that resembles the following:

    Unhandled Exception: System.Reflection.TargetInvocationException: Exception has been thrown by the target of an invocation. ---> System.OutOfMemoryException: Exception of type 'System.OutOfMemoryException' was thrown.

Note This problem occurs for a Microsoft ASP.NET application if the following conditions are true:

  • You enable View State for a control.

  • The control has a property the type of which is based on a generic class that has at least one static member.

Cause

This problem occurs because of a regression in the .NET Framework 3.5 SP1.

Resolution

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

To download this hotfix from the MSDN Code Gallery, visit the following Microsoft Web site:

http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/KB957543
Note The MSDN Code Gallery displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language listed, it is because the Code Gallery resource page is not available for that language.


Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:

http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support

Prerequisites

You must have the .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 installed to apply this hotfix.

Restart requirement

You may have to restart the computer if any of the files that are updated are being used.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.

File information

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 item in Control Panel.

Windows 2000, Windows XP, and Windows Server 2003, x86 versions

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Mscordacwks.dll

2.0.50727.3068

992,264

16-Sep-2008

13:13

Mscorlib.dll

2.0.50727.3068

4,546,560

16-Sep-2008

13:13

Mscorwks.dll

2.0.50727.3068

5,815,808

16-Sep-2008

13:13

Windows 2000, Windows XP, and Windows Server 2003, x64 versions

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Mscordacwks.dll

2.0.50727.3068

992,264

16-Sep-2008

13:13

x86

Mscorlib.dll

2.0.50727.3068

4,546,560

16-Sep-2008

13:13

x86

Mscorwks.dll

2.0.50727.3068

5,815,808

16-Sep-2008

13:13

x86

Mscordacwks.dll

2.0.50727.3068

1,767,944

16-Sep-2008

10:33

x64

Mscorlib.dll

2.0.50727.3068

4,562,944

16-Sep-2008

10:33

x64

Mscorwks.dll

2.0.50727.3068

10,079,744

16-Sep-2008

10:33

x64

Windows 2000, Windows XP, and Windows Server 2003, IA-64 versions

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Mscordacwks.dll

2.0.50727.3068

992,264

16-Sep-2008

13:13

x86

Mscorlib.dll

2.0.50727.3068

4,546,560

16-Sep-2008

13:13

x86

Mscorwks.dll

2.0.50727.3068

5,815,808

16-Sep-2008

13:13

x86

Mscordacwks.dll

2.0.50727.3068

3,087,880

16-Sep-2008

10:44

IA-64

Mscorlib.dll

2.0.50727.3068

4,005,888

16-Sep-2008

10:44

IA-64

Mscorwks.dll

2.0.50727.3068

20,153,856

16-Sep-2008

10:44

IA-64

Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1) and Windows Server 2008, x86 versions

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Big5.nlp

Not Applicable

66,728

18-Dec-2007

21:03

Not Applicable

Bopomofo.nlp

Not Applicable

82,172

18-Dec-2007

21:03

Not Applicable

Ksc.nlp

Not Applicable

116,756

18-Dec-2007

21:04

Not Applicable

Mscorlib.dll

2.0.50727.3068

4,546,560

07-Oct-2008

22:22

x86

Normidna.nlp

Not Applicable

59,342

18-Dec-2007

21:05

Not Applicable

Normnfc.nlp

Not Applicable

45,794

18-Dec-2007

21:05

Not Applicable

Normnfd.nlp

Not Applicable

39,284

18-Dec-2007

21:05

Not Applicable

Normnfkc.nlp

Not Applicable

66,384

18-Dec-2007

21:05

Not Applicable

Normnfkd.nlp

Not Applicable

60,294

18-Dec-2007

21:05

Not Applicable

Prc.nlp

Not Applicable

83,748

18-Dec-2007

21:05

Not Applicable

Prcp.nlp

Not Applicable

83,748

18-Dec-2007

21:05

Not Applicable

Sortkey.nlp

Not Applicable

262,148

18-Dec-2007

21:05

Not Applicable

Sorttbls.nlp

Not Applicable

20,320

18-Dec-2007

21:05

Not Applicable

Xjis.nlp

Not Applicable

28,288

18-Dec-2007

21:05

Not Applicable

Mscordacwks.dll

2.0.50727.3068

992,264

07-Oct-2008

22:22

x86

Mscorjit.dll

2.0.50727.3068

367,104

24-Sep-2008

22:21

x86

Mscorwks.dll

2.0.50727.3068

5,815,808

07-Oct-2008

22:22

x86

Mscorlib.resources.dll

2.0.50727.3053

307,200

27-Jul-2008

17:58

x86

Windows Vista SP1 and Windows Server 2008, x64 versions

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Big5.nlp

Not Applicable

66,728

18-Dec-2007

21:01

Not Applicable

Bopomofo.nlp

Not Applicable

82,172

18-Dec-2007

21:01

Not Applicable

Ksc.nlp

Not Applicable

116,756

18-Dec-2007

21:02

Not Applicable

Mscorlib.dll

2.0.50727.3068

4,562,944

07-Oct-2008

23:04

x64

Normidna.nlp

Not Applicable

59,342

18-Dec-2007

21:03

Not Applicable

Normnfc.nlp

Not Applicable

45,794

18-Dec-2007

21:03

Not Applicable

Normnfd.nlp

Not Applicable

39,284

18-Dec-2007

21:03

Not Applicable

Normnfkc.nlp

Not Applicable

66,384

18-Dec-2007

21:03

Not Applicable

Normnfkd.nlp

Not Applicable

60,294

18-Dec-2007

21:03

Not Applicable

Prc.nlp

Not Applicable

83,748

18-Dec-2007

21:03

Not Applicable

Prcp.nlp

Not Applicable

83,748

18-Dec-2007

21:03

Not Applicable

Sortkey.nlp

Not Applicable

262,148

18-Dec-2007

21:03

Not Applicable

Sorttbls.nlp

Not Applicable

20,320

18-Dec-2007

21:03

Not Applicable

Xjis.nlp

Not Applicable

28,288

18-Dec-2007

21:03

Not Applicable

Mscordacwks.dll

2.0.50727.3068

1,767,944

07-Oct-2008

23:04

x64

Mscorjit.dll

2.0.50727.3068

1,580,032

24-Sep-2008

23:06

x64

Mscorwks.dll

2.0.50727.3068

10,079,744

07-Oct-2008

23:04

x64

Mscorlib.resources.dll

2.0.50727.3053

307,200

27-Jul-2008

18:02

x86

Big5.nlp

Not Applicable

66,728

18-Dec-2007

21:03

Not Applicable

Bopomofo.nlp

Not Applicable

82,172

18-Dec-2007

21:03

Not Applicable

Ksc.nlp

Not Applicable

116,756

18-Dec-2007

21:04

Not Applicable

Mscorlib.dll

2.0.50727.3068

4,546,560

07-Oct-2008

22:22

x86

Normidna.nlp

Not Applicable

59,342

18-Dec-2007

21:05

Not Applicable

Normnfc.nlp

Not Applicable

45,794

18-Dec-2007

21:05

Not Applicable

Normnfd.nlp

Not Applicable

39,284

18-Dec-2007

21:05

Not Applicable

Normnfkc.nlp

Not Applicable

66,384

18-Dec-2007

21:05

Not Applicable

Normnfkd.nlp

Not Applicable

60,294

18-Dec-2007

21:05

Not Applicable

Prc.nlp

Not Applicable

83,748

18-Dec-2007

21:05

Not Applicable

Prcp.nlp

Not Applicable

83,748

18-Dec-2007

21:05

Not Applicable

Sortkey.nlp

Not Applicable

262,148

18-Dec-2007

21:05

Not Applicable

Sorttbls.nlp

Not Applicable

20,320

18-Dec-2007

21:05

Not Applicable

Xjis.nlp

Not Applicable

28,288

18-Dec-2007

21:05

Not Applicable

Mscordacwks.dll

2.0.50727.3068

992,264

07-Oct-2008

22:22

x86

Mscorjit.dll

2.0.50727.3068

367,104

24-Sep-2008

22:21

x86

Mscorwks.dll

2.0.50727.3068

5,815,808

07-Oct-2008

22:22

x86

Windows Vista SP1 and Windows Server 2008, IA-64 versions

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Big5.nlp

Not Applicable

66,728

18-Dec-2007

21:06

Not Applicable

Bopomofo.nlp

Not Applicable

82,172

18-Dec-2007

21:06

Not Applicable

Ksc.nlp

Not Applicable

116,756

18-Dec-2007

21:06

Not Applicable

Mscorlib.dll

2.0.50727.3068

4,005,888

07-Oct-2008

23:12

IA-64

Normidna.nlp

Not Applicable

59,342

18-Dec-2007

21:08

Not Applicable

Normnfc.nlp

Not Applicable

45,794

18-Dec-2007

21:08

Not Applicable

Normnfd.nlp

Not Applicable

39,284

18-Dec-2007

21:08

Not Applicable

Normnfkc.nlp

Not Applicable

66,384

18-Dec-2007

21:08

Not Applicable

Normnfkd.nlp

Not Applicable

60,294

18-Dec-2007

21:08

Not Applicable

Prc.nlp

Not Applicable

83,748

18-Dec-2007

21:08

Not Applicable

Prcp.nlp

Not Applicable

83,748

18-Dec-2007

21:08

Not Applicable

Sortkey.nlp

Not Applicable

262,148

18-Dec-2007

21:08

Not Applicable

Sorttbls.nlp

Not Applicable

20,320

18-Dec-2007

21:08

Not Applicable

Xjis.nlp

Not Applicable

28,288

18-Dec-2007

21:08

Not Applicable

Mscordacwks.dll

2.0.50727.3068

3,087,880

07-Oct-2008

23:12

IA-64

Mscorjit.dll

2.0.50727.3068

2,560,512

24-Sep-2008

23:14

IA-64

Mscorwks.dll

2.0.50727.3068

20,153,856

07-Oct-2008

23:12

IA-64

Mscorlib.resources.dll

2.0.50727.3053

315,392

27-Jul-2008

17:58

x86

Big5.nlp

Not Applicable

66,728

18-Dec-2007

21:03

Not Applicable

Bopomofo.nlp

Not Applicable

82,172

18-Dec-2007

21:03

Not Applicable

Ksc.nlp

Not Applicable

116,756

18-Dec-2007

21:04

Not Applicable

Mscorlib.dll

2.0.50727.3068

4,546,560

07-Oct-2008

22:22

x86

Normidna.nlp

Not Applicable

59,342

18-Dec-2007

21:05

Not Applicable

Normnfc.nlp

Not Applicable

45,794

18-Dec-2007

21:05

Not Applicable

Normnfd.nlp

Not Applicable

39,284

18-Dec-2007

21:05

Not Applicable

Normnfkc.nlp

Not Applicable

66,384

18-Dec-2007

21:05

Not Applicable

Normnfkd.nlp

Not Applicable

60,294

18-Dec-2007

21:05

Not Applicable

Prc.nlp

Not Applicable

83,748

18-Dec-2007

21:05

Not Applicable

Prcp.nlp

Not Applicable

83,748

18-Dec-2007

21:05

Not Applicable

Sortkey.nlp

Not Applicable

262,148

18-Dec-2007

21:05

Not Applicable

Sorttbls.nlp

Not Applicable

20,320

18-Dec-2007

21:05

Not Applicable

Xjis.nlp

Not Applicable

28,288

18-Dec-2007

21:05

Not Applicable

Mscordacwks.dll

2.0.50727.3068

992,264

07-Oct-2008

22:22

x86

Mscorjit.dll

2.0.50727.3068

367,104

24-Sep-2008

22:21

x86

Mscorwks.dll

2.0.50727.3068

5,815,808

07-Oct-2008

22:22

x86

Status

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

References

For more information about software update terminology, 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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