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Lock:Timeout events

I am tracing a SQL Server 2000 production server that gets a query
about every second. The Event I chose to watch was "Lock:Timeout". To
my surprise I see many of these come through the trace. Is this normal
behavior? What is "Lock:Timeout" showing me?

Thanks,
John

Jul 23 '05 #1
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(jo************@inginix.com) writes:
I am tracing a SQL Server 2000 production server that gets a query
about every second. The Event I chose to watch was "Lock:Timeout". To
my surprise I see many of these come through the trace. Is this normal
behavior? What is "Lock:Timeout" showing me?


Apparently there is a lot of lock timeout events generated internally.
If you cannot associate the events with a database or stored procedure
in your application, I should not be worried.

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Erland Sommarskog, SQL Server MVP, es****@sommarskog.se

Books Online for SQL Server SP3 at
http://www.microsoft.com/sql/techinf...2000/books.asp
Jul 23 '05 #2
If the purpose of your trace is to monitor long-term blocking, consider
using the LockAcquired event class with a non-zero duration (e.g. 1000).

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Hope this helps.

Dan Guzman
SQL Server MVP

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I am tracing a SQL Server 2000 production server that gets a query
about every second. The Event I chose to watch was "Lock:Timeout". To
my surprise I see many of these come through the trace. Is this normal
behavior? What is "Lock:Timeout" showing me?

Thanks,
John

Jul 23 '05 #3

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