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


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Occurs during synchronization of internal procedure hash table creation. This wait can only occur during the initial accessing of the hash table after the SQL Server instance starts. Information from Microsoft®


This wait has never occurred recently

EE_SPECPROC_MAP_INIT has not occurred recently on 4207 instances checked.

Prevalence of EE_SPECPROC_MAP_INIT across the Spotlight Population