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


Very rare

This wait never occurs for most instances

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

Prevalence of PREEMPTIVE_XE_DISPATCHER across the Spotlight Population

For 90 % of hours with this wait, average wait time is less than 10 minutes

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

355 instances contributed data to this chart

Latency Distribution of PREEMPTIVE_XE_DISPATCHER across the Spotlight Population