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Curious Case of -ve Spid

Posted on 2012-03-28
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Hello experts,
          Today because of lack of space, one of the database went to offline. I tried bringing the database online:

alter database <dbname> set online

          But I saw something unusual. The spid (mine was working with spid = 80) got blocked by a -ve spid,  "-3". sp_who2 doesn't even allow me to see what is running, but when I check my spid with sp_who2 80, it was being blocked by -3. On googling, I got information about -2 but it looks like a standard one. Not a single discussion was there on other -ve spids. It didn't allowed to me to kill -3. Based on the following link, I tried getting the req_transactionUOW, but with no lock it was all 0000000000's... So, couldn't have a hand on req_transactionUOW to kill the spid. I don't want to restart the server as a general fix but want to analyze as much as possible. Can someone help me out?
http://www.sqlserverclub.com/articles/how-to-deal-with-negative-spids-in-sql-server.aspx
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rajeevnandanmishra earned 1500 total points
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May be this link will guide you:

Negative SPIDs
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This doesn't solve the problem but gave a good insight on it. Thanks a lot.
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