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PREEMPTIVE_OS_RSFXDEVICEOPS

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Description:

This wait type is a generic wait for when a thread is calling one of several Windows functions related to RsFx (the component that interacts with Windows to provide FILESTREAM storage).

(Books Online description: N/A)

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Added in SQL Server version:

2008

Removed in SQL Server version:

N/A

Extended Events wait_type value:

The map_key value in sys.dm_xe_map_values is 424 in 2008 and 2008 R2, 472 in 2012, and 488 in 2014 RTM. After 2014 RTM, you must check the DMV to get the latest value as some map_key values have changed in later builds.

Other information:

I have not seen this wait type be a noticeable contention point.

Note that when a thread calls out to Windows, the thread changes from non-preemptive (SQL Server controls the thread) to preemptive (Windows controls the thread) mode. The thread’s state will be listed as RUNNING, as SQL Server doesn’t know what Windows is doing with the thread.

Known occurrences in SQL Server (list number matches call stack list):

  1. Calling RsFx to get FILESTREAM information (in this case, as part of processing the background FILESTREAM garbage collection task)
  2. Calling RsFx as part of committing a transaction involving FILESTREAM (in this case, as part of processing the background FILESTREAM garbage collection task)

And other similar call stacks.

Abbreviated call stacks (list number matches known occurrences list):

  1. SOS_Task::PopWait+ba
    AutoSwitchPreemptive::~AutoSwitchPreemptive+6e
    FilestreamTxBeginNotify+e0
    FullXactImpBase::GetFilestreamToken+65
    FsGarbageCollector::CollectGarbage+365
    FsGarbageCollector::ProcessFsGarbageCollectionForDB+1d5
    FsGarbageCollector::ProcessFsGarbageCollection+127
    CDownlevelFsCleanupTask::TimerFunction+28
    PeriodicTimerTask::ProcessTskPkt+a
    TaskReqPktTimer::ExecuteTask+c3
    OnDemandTaskContext::ProcessTskPkt+237
    SystemTaskEntryPoint+3f5
    OnDemandTaskContext::FuncEntryPoint+21
    SOS_Task::Param::Execute+12a
  2. SOS_Task::PopWait+ba
    AutoSwitchPreemptive::~AutoSwitchPreemptive+6e
    FilestreamTxPreCommitNotify+11b
    XactRM::ProcessFilestreamPreCommit+2e
    XactRM::CommitInternal+1b1
    FullXactImp::Commit+328
    AutoSimpleXact::CommitInternal+33
    FsGarbageCollector::CollectGarbage+71a
    FsGarbageCollector::ProcessFsGarbageCollectionForDB+1d5
    FsGarbageCollector::ProcessFsGarbageCollection+127
    CDownlevelFsCleanupTask::TimerFunction+28
    PeriodicTimerTask::ProcessTskPkt+a
    TaskReqPktTimer::ExecuteTask+c3
    OnDemandTaskContext::ProcessTskPkt+237