The API that you are looking for is OffsetRequest. If you pass in -2 as the
value for Time, it will get you the earliest offset available for that
partition. If you pass in -1, it will get you the latest offset.
You can find more information about the OffsetRequest and OffsetResponse
APIs here -
Please let us know if that description can be improved.
On Wed, Feb 20, 2013 at 6:31 PM, David Arthur <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> Is there currently a way to get the latest offset (or close to the latest)
> for a partition? Is this covered by the Offset API, and if so could someone
> explain this API a bit?
> I'd like to write a consumer that can start from 0 (like unix cat) or
> start from the most recent (like unix tail).