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Kafka, mail # dev - Re: About kafka 0.8 producer zookeeper-based load balancing on per-request basis

Jun Rao 2013-01-15, 05:53
Neha Narkhede 2013-01-15, 05:59
Jun Rao 2013-01-15, 15:07
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Re: About kafka 0.8 producer zookeeper-based load balancing on per-request basis
Chris Riccomini 2013-01-15, 19:26
Hey Guys,

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe in 0.8, the producer uses a
metadata request to get topic/partition mappings from the broker. The
broker then interacts with ZK (rather than having the producer do it using

In the event that the master for a topic/partition fails, a new master
broker will be elected for a given topic/partition pair. When the producer
tries to send to the old broker (which is either dead, or a slave now),
the broker will either not respond, or the response will contain an error
code. In either case, I think the producer will do a new metadata request
(to a broker) to get the latest topic/partition to broker mappings. In
this way, it avoids having to use ZooKeeper: it offloads all ZK work to
the broker.


On 1/14/13 9:35 PM, "Jun Guo -X (jungu - CIIC at Cisco)" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>

>We know, in kafka 0.8, producer connect to broker directly, it without
>connecting to zookeeper. Than how it achieve zookeeper-based load balance
>on per-request basis?
>Actually, when a topic be created, its partition will distributed in one
>or more brokers. When a message be sent, it will be delivered to a
>certain partition according to its key word. That is to say ,a certain
>must be sent to a fixed partition on a fixed broker. How the so called
>load balancing works?
>Best Regards
Neha Narkhede 2013-01-15, 19:30