When two threads call a fusion API to access the same assembly, a deadlock may occur between the two threads in the Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0.
This problem occurs because the common language runtime (CLR) loader calls fusion APIs in garbage collection cooperative mode.
Service pack information
This hotfix is included in Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 2 (SP2). To obtain the service pack from Microsoft Download Center, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
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