KB2965758 - FIX: Memory leak occurs when you start and stop an XEvent session repeatedly in SQL Server 2012


Assume that you create an XEvent session that has predicates in Microsoft SQL Server 2012. When you start and stop the XEvent session repeatedly, memory leak occurs and you notice that the memory allocated by 'MEMORYCLERK_XE' increases gradually.
Here is a sample XEvent session that demonstrates the behavior:

ADD EVENT sqlserver.module_end(
ACTION (sqlserver.client_app_name,sqlserver.plan_handle,sqlserver.session_id,sqlserver.sql_text)
WHERE ([package0].[Greater_than_equal_unicode_string]([sqlserver].[client_app_name],'MyApplication1')

Note You can monitor this memory leak by using the following query or by executing DBCC MEMORYSTATUS:

select [Memory Used KB] = page_size_in_bytes /1024  from sys.dm_os_memory_clerks where type = 'MEMORYCLERK_XE'

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

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