I think you want locking to prevent two processes from consuming the same
partition. You can just use the high level consumer to get this group
management functionality. It ensures that a partition is only consumed by
one high level consumer at any given time. Is there any particular reason
why you want to use SimpleConsumer instead?
On Tue, Oct 1, 2013 at 8:42 AM, Kane Kane <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: