FIX: The SIServer.exe service may consume almost 100 percent of CPU resources when the service connects to a TN3270 session in a Host Integration Server environment

Symptoms

The Session Integrator service (SIServer.exe) may consume almost 100 percent of CPU resources when the service connects to an IBM mainframe by using a TN3270 session in a Microsoft Host Integration Server environment.

Note This issue may occur in a Host Integration Server 2006 environment or in a Host Integration Server 2009 environment.

Cause

This issue occurs when multiple threads from the "IO completion port thread pool" thrash back and forth as they try to service the same transport object. In this case, the high CPU usage occurs because of the locking and unlocking behind the protected transport object.

Resolution

Microsoft Host Integration Server 2009

The hotfix that resolves this issue is included in cumulative update package 1 for Host Integration Server 2009.

For more information about how to obtain the cumulative update package, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

2587090 Cumulative update package 1 for Host Integration Server 2009

Microsoft Host Integration Server 2006

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing the problem described in this article. 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.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

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 website:

http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=supportNote The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.

Prerequisites

You must have Microsoft Host Integration Server 2006 Service Pack 1 (SP1) installed to apply this hotfix.

For more information about how to obtain the service pack, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

979497 How to obtain the latest Host Integration Server 2006 service pack

Restart information

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

Replacement information

This hotfix does not replace a previously released hotfix.

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.

Microsoft Host Integration Server 2006, 32-bit Edition

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Siproxy.dll

7.0.2898.0

430,592

31-Jul-2008

18:56

x86

Siserver.exe

7.0.2898.0

201,216

31-Jul-2008

18:56

x86

Microsoft Host Integration Server 2006, 64-bit Edition

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Siproxy.dll

7.0.2898.0

605,184

31-Jul-2008

18:58

x64

Siserver.exe

7.0.2898.0

295,936

31-Jul-2008

18:58

x64

Note Because of file dependencies, the most recent fix 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.

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