Under following situation, internal thread deadlock may occur on primary or secondary replica of availability group in Microsoft SQL 2016 Service Pack 2 (SP2) and 2017 leading to log writer thread in a stuck state.

  • When you are adding multiple databases to AG using auto seeding and heavy write transactions are occurring on primary replica.

  • AG configuration is updated while there are heavy write transactions on primary replica.

When this issue occurs no changes from AG perspective gets flushed.


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


This issue is fixed in the following cumulative updates for SQL Server:

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