Which Processes are waiting on a Spinlock?

Spinlock contention is always a real headache to deal with. I recently saw an issue when spinlock contention on SOS_CACHESTORE was making the server virtually unresponsive. The issue was very intermittent with no obvious pattern but the assumption is that it was caused by a particular process in the application. Finding what that process was... Continue Reading →

Inspector V2.6 now available

As always the code can be found here in our github repoWe updated our sample report hereWe forgot to mention V2.5! We added the ability to add Thresholds per drive for the drivespace module.#270 #279 - Improved the server settings module, if server changes have been made between collections this module will now pick them... Continue Reading →

Generate a Random Number for Each Row in a Query {a better way}

A couple of years ago I wrote a post on how to generate a random number in SQL Server. https://sqlundercover.com/2017/06/22/generating-random-numbers-for-each-row-over-a-specified-range-and-other-funky-stuff-you-can-do-with-them/ It's ok and it works, it's also a method that I used for quite a while. Why not use RAND() I've heard people say, well the issue with RAND() is that it will generate the... Continue Reading →

Create a website or blog at WordPress.com

Up ↑