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Re: as i understand rebalance happens on client side

I'm the creator of kafka-python, just thought I'd give some insight.

Consumer rebalancing is actually pretty tricky to get right. It requires
interaction with ZooKeeper which (though possible via kazoo) is
something I've tried to avoid in kafka-python. It also seems a little
strange to me to mix your consumers between Java/Scala and Python. If
you really need rebalancing between Python consumers, you'd have to
implement that on top of kafka-python.

Once the coordinator API is finalized for 0.9, I (or someone) will work
on implementing it in kafka-python


On 10/1/13 11:56 AM, Kane Kane wrote:
> The reason i was asking is that this library seems to have support only for
> SimpleConsumer https://github.com/mumrah/kafka-python/, i was curious if
> all should be implemented on client or kafka has some rebalancing logic and
> prevent consuming from the same queue on server side in case of
> SimpleConsumer api, but I see now that everything should implemented on the
> client side.
> Thanks.
> On Tue, Oct 1, 2013 at 8:52 AM, Guozhang Wang <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>> I do not understand your question, what are you trying to implement?
>> On Tue, Oct 1, 2013 at 8:42 AM, Kane Kane <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>>> So essentially you can't do "queue" pattern, unless you somehow implement
>>> locking on the client?
>>> On Tue, Oct 1, 2013 at 8:35 AM, Guozhang Wang <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
>> wrote:
>>>> SimpleConsumer do not have any concept of group management, only the
>>>> high-level consumers have. So multiple simple consumers can
>> independently
>>>> consume from the same partition(s).
>>>> Guozhang
>>>> On Tue, Oct 1, 2013 at 8:11 AM, Kane Kane <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
>> wrote:
>>>>> Yeah, I noticed that, i'm curious how balancing happens if
>>> SimpleConsumer
>>>>> is used. I.e. i can provide a partition to read from if i use
>>>>> SimpleConsumer, but what if someone else already attached to that
>>>>> partition, what would happen? Also what would happen if one
>>>> SimpleConsumer
>>>>> attached to all partitions? Noone would be able to join?
>>>>> On Tue, Oct 1, 2013 at 6:33 AM, Neha Narkhede <
>>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>> There are 2 types of consumer clients in Kafka -
>>>>> ZookeeperConsumerConnector
>>>>>> and SimpleConsumer. Only the former has the re balancing logic.
>>>>>> Thanks,
>>>>>> Neha
>>>>>> On Oct 1, 2013 6:30 AM, "Kane Kane" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>>>>>>> But it looks like some clients don't implement it?
>>>> --
>>>> -- Guozhang
>> --
>> -- Guozhang