Actually an intermediate consumer would be useful for new topics, in which case it would probably need to watch the relevant zookeeper nodes. I could see a number of use cases where consumption strategies across a consumer group would deviate from the resident partition balancing algorithm. Perhaps this starts to get into Samza territory.
On Sep 11, 2013, at 1:14 PM, Joel Koshy <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
 
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