Thanks Joel. Just to be sure - SimpleConsumer (or an IntermediateConsumer as suggested below) does not join in partition rebalancing when another consumer in it's group joins or a new broker joins or a new topic is created?
 From: Joel Koshy <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Sent: Tuesday, September 10, 2013 4:36 PM
Subject: Re: consumer partition rebalancing
To some degree - by either reducing the number of streams that C(i) is
configured with; or by removing it altogether.
Right now, no. I think what you may be effectively suggesting is to
support some form of pluggable logic for partition ownership which
should work as long as it is consistent across all consumer instances.
However, a designated assignment list could be achieved by using
SimpleConsumer - although you would then need to write a little code
to react to leader changes. (We currently don't have a
intermediate-level consumer - i.e., a consumer that can be designated
to consume from a given partition and automatically react to leader

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