Lock:Deadlock Event Class

The Lock:Deadlock event class is produced when an attempt to acquire a lock is canceled because the attempt was part of a deadlock and was chosen as the deadlock victim.

Use the Lock:Deadlock event class to monitor when deadlocks occur and which objects are involved. You can use this information to determine if deadlocks are significantly affecting the performance of your application. You can then examine the application code to determine if you can make changes to minimize deadlocks.

Lock:Deadlock Event Class Data Columns

Data column name Data type Description Column ID Filterable
ApplicationName nvarchar Name of the client application that created the connection to an instance of SQL Server. This column is populated with the values passed by the application rather than the displayed name of the program. 10 Yes
BinaryData image Lock resource identifier. 2 Yes
ClientProcessID int ID assigned by the host computer to the process where the client application is running. This data column is populated if the client process ID is provided by the client. 9 Yes
DatabaseID int ID of the database in which the lock was being acquired. SQL Server Profiler displays the name of the database if the ServerName data column is captured in the trace and the server is available. Determine the value for a database by using the DB_ID function. 3 Yes
DatabaseName nvarchar Name of the database in which the lock was being acquired. 35 Yes
Duration bigint Amount of time (in microseconds) between the time the lock request was issued and the time the deadlock occurred. 13 Yes
EndTime datetime Time at which the deadlock ended. 15 Yes
EventClass int Type of event = 25. 27 No
EventSequence int The sequence of a given event within the request. 51 No
GroupID int ID of the workload group where the SQL Trace event fires. 66 Yes
HostName nvarchar Name of the computer on which the client is running. This data column is populated if the client provides the host name. To determine the host name, use the HOST_NAME function. 8 Yes
IntegerData int Deadlock number. Numbers are assigned beginning with 0 when the server is started and are incremented for each deadlock. 25 Yes
IntegerData2 int Identified for informational purposes only. Not supported. Future compatibility is not guaranteed. 55 Yes
IsSystem int Indicates whether the event occurred on a system process or a user process. 1 = system, 0 = user. 60 Yes
LoginName nvarchar Name of the login of the user (either SQL Server security login or the Microsoft Windows login credentials in the form of DOMAIN\username). 11 Yes
LoginSid image Security identification number (SID) of the logged-in user. You can find this information in the sys.server_principals catalog view. Each SID is unique for each login in the server. 41 Yes
Mode int The resulting mode after the deadlock.

0=NULL - Compatible with all other lock modes (LCK_M_NL)

1=Schema Stability lock (LCK_M_SCH_S)

2=Schema Modification Lock (LCK_M_SCH_M)

3=Shared Lock (LCK_M_S)

4=Update Lock (LCK_M_U)

5=Exclusive Lock (LCK_M_X)

6=Intent Shared Lock (LCK_M_IS)

7=Intent Update Lock (LCK_M_IU)

8=Intent Exclusive Lock (LCK_M_IX)

9=Shared with intent to Update (LCK_M_SIU)

10=Shared with Intent Exclusive (LCK_M_SIX)

11=Update with Intent Exclusive (LCK_M_UIX)

12=Bulk Update Lock (LCK_M_BU)

13=Key range Shared/Shared (LCK_M_RS_S)

14=Key range Shared/Update (LCK_M_RS_U)

15=Key Range Insert NULL (LCK_M_RI_NL)

16=Key Range Insert Shared (LCK_M_RI_S)

17=Key Range Insert Update (LCK_M_RI_U)

18=Key Range Insert Exclusive (LCK_M_RI_X)

19=Key Range Exclusive Shared (LCK_M_RX_S)

20=Key Range Exclusive Update (LCK_M_RX_U)

21=Key Range Exclusive Exclusive (LCK_M_RX_X)
32 Yes
NTDomainName nvarchar Windows domain to which the user belongs. 7 Yes
NTUserName nvarchar Windows user name. 6 Yes
ObjectID int ID of the object in contention, if available and applicable. 22 Yes
ObjectID2 bigint ID of the related object or entity, if available and applicable. 56 Yes
OwnerID int 1=TRANSACTION

2=CURSOR

3=SESSION

4=SHARED_TRANSACTION_WORKSPACE

5=EXCLUSIVE_TRANSACTION_WORKSPACE
58 Yes
RequestID int The ID of the request containing the statement. 49 Yes
ServerName nvarchar Name of the instance of SQL Server being traced. 26 No
SessionLoginName nvarchar Login name of the user who originated the session. For example, if you connect to SQL Server using Login1 and execute a statement as Login2, SessionLoginName shows Login1 and LoginName shows Login2. This column displays both SQL Server and Windows logins. 64 Yes
SPID int ID of the session on which the event occurred. 12 Yes
StartTime datetime Time at which the event started, when available. 14 Yes
TextData ntext Text value dependent on the lock type that was being acquired. 1 Yes
TransactionID bigint System-assigned ID of the transaction. 4 Yes
Type int 1=NULL_RESOURCE

2=DATABASE

3=FILE

5=OBJECT

6=PAGE

7=KEY

8=EXTENT

9=RID

10=APPLICATION

11=METADATA

12=AUTONAMEDB

13=HOBT

14=ALLOCATION_UNIT
57 Yes

See Also

sp_trace_setevent (Transact-SQL)
sys.dm_tran_locks (Transact-SQL)