Few questions regarding your test/setup -
1. Which version of Kafka are you using ?
2. Are you using the high level consumer or SimpleConsumer ?
3. Can you describe your setup a little more ? Are you continuously sending
messages to that broker, then shutdown consumer and stop receiving data ?

You shouldn't have to restart the broker when you kill the consumer, so
maybe something else is wrong here.

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