You are right,it gives the count of mesages stored in all topics from the
time the Broker service(Kafka) is started and thats why its actually no of
msg request coming to each broker.So whenever a broker service is
restarted,message count is set to zero.
Also this is the reason,msg count doesn't get decrease when msg is deleted
from Broker.

Thanks for clearing my big doubt.
On Wed, Nov 20, 2013 at 11:29 PM, Hanish Bansal <

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