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Article ID: 2862883 - Last Review: October 28, 2013 - Revision: 2.0

Microsoft distributes Microsoft SQL Server 2008 fixes as one downloadable file. Because the fixes are cumulative, each new release contains all the hotfixes and all the security fixes that were included with the previous SQL Server 2008 fix release.

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Symptoms

Assume that you have Microsoft SQL Server 2008 or Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 running in a non-uniform memory access (NUMA)-enabled environment. When SQL Server tries to allocate memory from the local node, and the local node runs out of free or zero memory, SQL Server experiences poor performance.

Note The remote nodes have lots of free or zero memory when the local node runs out of free or zero memory.

When this issue occurs, the total server memory of SQL Server will rapidly increase to more than necessary. SQL Server may stall until the intensive memory allocation is finished.

Resolution

The issue was first fixed in the following cumulative update of SQL Server.

Cumulative Update 9 for SQL Server 2008 R2 SP2  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2887606/ )

About cumulative updates for SQL Server

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Each new cumulative update for SQL Server contains all the hotfixes and all the security fixes that were included with the previous cumulative update. Check out the latest cumulative updates for SQL Server:
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Cumulative Update 12 for SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 3 (SP3)

The fix for this issue was first released in Cumulative Update 12 for SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 3. For more information about how to obtain this cumulative update package for SQL Server , click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2863205  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2863205/ ) Cumulative update package 12 for SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 3
Note Because the builds are cumulative, each new fix release contains all the hotfixes and all the security fixes that were included with the previous SQL Server fix release. We recommend that you consider applying the most recent fix release that contains this hotfix. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2629969  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2629969/ ) The SQL Server 2008 builds that were released after SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 3 was released

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 the Incremental Servicing Model for SQL Server, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
935897  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/935897/ ) An Incremental Servicing Model is available from the SQL Server team to deliver hotfixes for reported problems
For more information about the naming schema for SQL Server updates, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
822499  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/822499/ ) Naming schema for Microsoft SQL Server software update packages
For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/824684/ ) Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

Applies to
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 3, when used with:
    • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Standard
    • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Web
    • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Workgroup
    • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Developer
    • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Enterprise
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Datacenter
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Developer
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Enterprise
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Standard
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Web
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Workgroup
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