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Re: ISR differs between Kafka Metadata and Zookeeper
When you issue a metadata request to any broker, it responds with the
cluster metadata in memory. The broker gets it through an UpdateMetadata
request issued by the controller broker. If there are state changes in
flight, there may be a delay in the UpdateMetadata request propagation to
the broker serving the TopicMetadataRequest. However, this behavior is
transient and in steady state TopicMetadataRequest should always return
up-to-date information.

On Thu, Oct 3, 2013 at 1:17 PM, Florian Weingarten <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

> Hi list,
> I am trying to debug a strange issue we are seeing. We are using
> "Sarama" [1], our own Go implementation of the Kafka API.
> Somehow, we either found a bug in Kafka, have a bug in our own code, or
> got our cluster into a weird state. If we use our library to query Kafka
> for metadata about any partition, it often (but not always!) returns an
> ISR that is a strict subset of the replica set.
> However, if I use the "bin/kafka-list-topic.sh" which comes with Kafka,
> it shows the two sets as equal. I believe that tool gets its data from
> Zookeeper. If I look at Zookeeper directly, I also see matching sets.
> Does anybody have any idea what could cause this? What's the most
> reliable way to get this data? Kafka or Zookeeper?
> Any idea why we are seeing this? And if it's not a bug in the reporting,
> what could have caused the replicas to not be in-sync (and how do we
> trigger them to catch up? They don't seem to do it automatically).
> Thanks!
> Flo
> [1]: https://github.com/Shopify/sarama