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The description shown below is the top answer as voted by the Spotlight community.

The charts are based on 2.1 TB of data collected from 4207 instances uploaded by 323 Spotlight users over an 8 week period.


Category: Memory
SQL Server versions: 2005, 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2017


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Occurs when the background suspect page logger is trying to avoid running more than every five seconds. Excessive suspect pages cause the logger to run frequently. Information from Microsoft®

Very rare

This wait never occurs for most instances

For each of 4207 instances, we ranked BAD_PAGE_PROCESS on how frequent it is compared to all other recent waits. The chart shows the total of all rankings.

Prevalence of BAD_PAGE_PROCESS across the Spotlight Population

For 95 % of hours with this wait, average wait time is around 4.9 seconds

For each instance, we found all the recent hours when it had a BAD_PAGE_PROCESS wait. We found the average latency for each of those hours.

5 instances contributed data to this chart

Latency Distribution of BAD_PAGE_PROCESS across the Spotlight Population