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Archive for July 17th, 2014

Script : Find Currently executing Queries, Blocking, Waits, Statement, Procedure, CPU

Posted by blakhani on July 17, 2014

This  is one of my all time favorite script which I use most of the time in troubleshooting performance issues on live systems. This helps in findings below:

  • What is the performance bottleneck?
  • Is there any blocking? If yes, who is the blocker?
  • What are the queries which are executing currently?
  • What is the name of the stored procedure running currently?
  • Which statement in stored procedure is getting executed right now?
  • Who is consuming CPU right now? What are the high CPU queries?
  • Who is doing lots of IO right now?

Column heading is self-explanatory. You need to adjust ORDER BY clause based on your need. In below query, I am showing top CPU consumers at the top. (Thanks for Ghufran (f) for adding more columns)

 SELECT s.session_id
	,r.blocking_session_id AS 'blocked_by'
	,CONVERT(VARCHAR, DATEADD(ms, r.wait_time, 0), 8) AS 'wait_time'
	,CONVERT(VARCHAR, DATEADD(ms, r.total_elapsed_time, 0), 8) AS 'elapsed_time'
			'<?query --  ' + CHAR(13) + CHAR(13) + Substring(st.TEXT, (r.statement_start_offset / 2) + 1, (
						CASE r.statement_end_offset
							WHEN - 1
								THEN Datalength(st.TEXT)
							ELSE r.statement_end_offset
							END - r.statement_start_offset
						) / 2
					) + 1) + CHAR(13) + CHAR(13) + '--?>'
			) AS XML) AS 'query_text'
	,COALESCE(QUOTENAME(DB_NAME(st.dbid)) + N'.' + QUOTENAME(OBJECT_SCHEMA_NAME(st.objectid, st.dbid)) + N'.' + QUOTENAME(OBJECT_NAME(st.objectid, st.dbid)), '') AS 'stored_proc'
	--,qp.query_plan AS 'xml_plan'  -- uncomment (1) if you want to see plan
FROM sys.dm_exec_sessions AS s
INNER JOIN sys.dm_exec_requests AS r ON r.session_id = s.session_id
CROSS APPLY sys.dm_exec_sql_text(r.sql_handle) AS st
--OUTER APPLY sys.dm_exec_query_plan(r.plan_handle) AS qp -- uncomment (2) if you want to see plan
	OR r.session_id != @@SPID
ORDER BY r.cpu_time DESC

Here is the partial output


Note that since it shows currently executing request, it won’t show the request which are not doing anything like sleeping connection or awaiting command.

Hope this helps

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