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Actual Execution Plans and Lock Waits

Erik Darling notices me in a leg cast staring through his window with my telescope:

A long time ago, I complained that wait stats logged by actual execution plans don’t show lock waits. That seemed like a pretty big deal, because if you’re running a query and wondering why sometimes it’s fast and sometimes it’s slow, that could be a pretty huge hint.

Click through for the full story. Getting actual waits is indeed a big deal, and way easier than any of the alternatives like spinning up a special extended events session or yelling at everyone not to use the server for a few minutes while you ran your query.

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