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Connection creation attempts against MS SQL Server 2008 hang indefinitely (Doc ID 1386960.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 12, 2022

Applies to:

Oracle WebLogic Server - Version 9.2 to
Information in this document applies to any platform.


Connection creation attempt against MS SQL Server 2008 hangs indefinitely. Depending upon the activity, the symptoms can be indefinite server hang or stuck threads. It can be observed that:

1) if a WebLogic instance is started with at least one Connection Pool configured against MS SQL Server 2008 R2, with initial capacity greater than zero, such weblogic instance hangs indefinitely time during startup sequence.

2) or, if Connection Pool is configured with initial capacity equal to zero, then upon the first connection reserve request coming from application side,  thread responsible for creating the connection will  hang indefinitely.


This issue specifically happens if WebLogic instance is running with:

a) JAVA HotSpot JDK 1.6.0 update 29

b) MS SQL Server JDBC Driver version 3.0

If a thread dump is taken when server runs into this issue, it would reveal a trace similar to:



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