Waitopedia is a comprehensive resource of information about SQL Server waits.

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: 2005, 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2017


1 Answer


Indicates that an asynchronous automatic statistics update was canceled by a call to KILL as the update was starting to run. The terminating thread is suspended, waiting for it to start listening for KILL commands. A good value is less than one second. Information from Microsoft®


This wait has never occurred recently

QPJOB_KILL has not occurred recently on 4207 instances checked.

Prevalence of QPJOB_KILL across the Spotlight Population