(Republishing, or using this info in a commercial product/website, is prohibited without permission. All other uses are permitted. If in doubt, please ask.)
(Books Online description: “Occurs when a background thread that is used for Extended Events sessions is waiting for event buffers to process.”)
Questions/comments on this wait type? Click here to send Paul an email, especially if you have any information to add to this topic.
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 346 in 2008 and 2008 R2, 393 in 2012, and 409 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.
This wait type is one that I usually filter out as a benign wait when doing wait statistics analysis.
Known occurrences in SQL Server (list number matches call stack list):
Abbreviated call stacks (list number matches known occurrences list):