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


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


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Indicates that an asynchronous automatic statistics update was canceled by a call to KILL when it was running. The update has now completed but is suspended until the terminating thread message coordination is complete. This is an ordinary but rare state, and should be very short. A good value is less than one second. Information from Microsoft®

Very rare

This wait never occurs for most instances

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

Prevalence of QPJOB_WAITFOR_ABORT across the Spotlight Population

For 100 % of hours with this wait, average wait time is above 1000 ms

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

1 instance contributed data to this chart

Latency Distribution of QPJOB_WAITFOR_ABORT across the Spotlight Population