It looks like there is an issue with using snappy version 188.8.131.52, with
java 7, on MacOSX, which is fixed in version 1.0.5. We've verified this.
Perhaps 1.0.5 should be the default for kafka 0.8 (or maybe too late for
I've filed: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/KAFKA-1164