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Container exited unexpectedly - what does that mean?

Error: Container exited unexpectedly with code 0x0000DEAD. PID: 7088...

RootActivityId = d14541f4-359b-4491-8888-327457618ea7.Param1 = Container exited unexpectedly with code 0x0000DEAD. PID: 7088.

Request ID: 68f60fa0-8d48-4b4a-4e9d-5cc78557ca11.

Status: New
Community Support

Hi @joebrown42


May I know which action you performed then causes this issue? It seems to be a power-query or connector related issue. 


Best Regards,
Qiuyun Yu 

Regular Visitor

refresh. nothing more, nothing less.

Community Support

Hi @joebrown42


Does the issue happen when you refresh the dataflow? 


I found a similar issue reported internally: CRI 156832212. Please try below suggestions:


The Error “Container exited unexpectedly with code 0x0000DEAD” is due to memory issues on the capacity. It could be intermittent as it is affected by other workloads on the capacity depending on what jobs are running at the time of refresh.

To mitigate this we suggest

  1. Increase dataflows’ max memory % and decrease the Datasets max memory % by same quantity. (If they have default settings then increase dataflows to 40% and decrease Datasets to 80%)
  2. Increase Dataflows container size to 1500Mb. This will reduce parallelism and potentially reduce intermittent failures.


Best Regards,
Qiuyun Yu