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 -https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/KAFKA/A+Guide+To+The+Kafka+Protocol#AGuideToTheKafkaProtocol-OffsetAPI
Please let us know if that description can be improved.
On Wed, Feb 20, 2013 at 6:31 PM, David Arthur <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: