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This wait type is when a thread is waiting for access to a thread-safe data structure in Query Store.
(Books Online description: “Internal use only.”)
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Added in SQL Server version:
Removed in SQL Server version:
Extended Events wait_type value:
The map_key value in sys.dm_xe_map_values is 981 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.
I have not seen this wait type be a noticeable contention point.
Known occurrences in SQL Server (list number matches call stack list):
- Waiting for access to add a database to the QDS database list, in this case while starting up an instance
And other similar call stacks.
Abbreviated call stacks (list number matches known occurrences list):