This instance hosts the SharePoint 2007 databases (SP). We have been experiencing numerous
INSERT deadlocks against one heavily utilized table within SP content database. I have narrowed down the resources involved, both processes are requiring locks on the non-clustered index. The
INSERT needs an
IX lock on the
SELECT resource, and the
SELECT needs a
S lock on the
The deadlock graph depicts and three resources,
1.) two from the
SELECT (producer/consumer parallel threads), and
I have attached the deadlock graph for your review. Because this is Microsoft code and table structures we cannot make any changes. However, I have read, on the MSFT SP site, that they recommend setting MAXDOP Instance level configuration option to 1. Since this instance is shared amongst many other databases/applications, this setting cannot be disabled.
Therefore, I decided to try and prevent these
SELECT statements from going parallel. I know this is not a solution but more a temporary modification to help with troubleshooting. Therefore, I increased the "Cost Threshold for Parallelism" from our standard 25 to 40 upon doing so, even though the workload has not changed (
INSERT occurring frequently) the deadlocks have disappeared. My question is why?
SPID 356 INSERT has an IX lock on a page belonging to the non-clustered index
SPID 690 SELECT Execution ID 0 has S lock on a page belonging to the same non clustered index
SPID 356 wants an IX lock on SPID 690 resource but cannot obtain it because SPID 356 is being blocked by SPID 690 Execution ID 0 S lock
SPID 690 Execution ID 1 wants a S lock on SPID 356 resource but cannot obtain it because SPID 690 Execution ID 1 is being blocked by SPID 356 and now we have our deadlock.
If someone can help me understand why I would really appreciate it.
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