In 0.8, the producer load balances data across the Kafka brokers using a
special getMetadata API. You still need to wire in a broker.list since the
producer will use this list to talk to one of the brokers to get the
leadership information for a new topic/partition. If the leader moves over
time, the produce request will fail which is when the producer will
re-issue the getMetadata request again. So zk.connect is not required

On Sun, Jan 6, 2013 at 9:08 PM, Jun Guo -X (jungu - CIIC at Cisco) <
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