Offsets always begin at 0 for each partition and increase sequentially from
there. Offsets aren't unique within a topic. As old data is discarded the
first retained offset will not remain 0. The behavior of what is retained
is controlled by your retention settings.

In trunk there is a feature that allows removing messages from the log ( This
would leave holes between offsets for topics where you enabled compaction.

On Mon, Oct 7, 2013 at 12:45 PM, Francis Dallaire <
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