Problem: sp_getschemalock causing blocking in master database
We have got a SQL 2k server using a linked server to SQL 2005.
and repeatedly we are getting blocking in master database.
The culprit is always sp_getschemalock.
Solution: sp_getschemalock causing blocking in master database
You should check your linked server configurations and make sure they are “collation compatible” checked. Otherwise the entire remote table is returned to the local calling server to execute the WHERE clause.
requesting a DELETE/PAQ