What is Broker EventHandler Wait Event?

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Event handlers
Service Broker
SQL
SQL Server
SQL Server 2008
I keep seeing this wait stat "Broker_EventHandler" in the SQL Server wait stats with high duration times. What is Broker_Eventhandler? Why does it have high wait times?

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SQL Server 2008

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That is the time that the SQL Service Broker waits while waiting for the service broker to run its activation procedures. This typically wouldn’t be anything to worry about.

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  • Rick Martinez
    If service broker is disabled on the database why does this wait show?
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