Error 8201



Message text

Keep count of descriptor (objid=%ld, dbid=%d) was expected to be %d. Instead %d was found.


Object descriptors are the data structures used to manage access to Adaptive Server objects. The Descriptor Manager controls and synchronizes access to descriptors. It uses a “keep count” to determine whether a descriptor is in use. This guarantees that a descriptor is protected while in use. Error 8201 occurs if the Descriptor Manager determines that the “keep count” is incorrect.


Shut down and restart Adaptive Server, which should clear error 8201.

If the error persists, contact Sybase Technical Support.

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