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Diagnosing and Resolving Spinlock Contention on SQL Server

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  • Language: English

This paper discusses issues and resolutions related to spinlock contention for SQL Server applications.

  • This paper provides in-depth information about the methodology the Microsoft SQL Server Customer Advisory Team (SQLCAT) team uses to identify and resolve issues related to spinlock contention observed when running SQL Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008 R2 applications on high-concurrency systems.


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SQLServerSpinlockContention.pdfbebab64b873dde05b201dc984e48a66f348959db486 KB

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