Jun Thanks. To clarify, do you mean that clients will have cached broker
lists or some other data that will make them ignore the new brokers?

Like so

topic-1 replication factor 3, on broker-ids 1,2,3
all brokers 1,2,3 die, and are never coming back.
delete all kafka data in zookeeper.
boot 4,5,6, create new topic called topic-1 repl factor 3, brokers 4,5,6

clients will/will not start sending to topic-1 on 4,5,6?

On Sun, Mar 24, 2013 at 4:01 PM, Jun Rao <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
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