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Re: question about broker
This is pretty fundamental to the contract the the broker provides.
Without changing code you could use some LD_PRELOAD hackery to disable
fsync and then set log.flush.interval=1 to one.  But that's really not

On 06/20/2012 01:11 PM, R S wrote:
> Thank you Neha ,
> Just to clarify , when you say high watermark , my understanding of that is
> the maximum offset which is available to consumer .
> The reason iam asking about this is , we want to use kafka for ultra fast
> messaging to do budget updates in shortest possible time , hence we just
> want to send messages to our aggregation service as fast as possible so was
> curious if there is a way we can just skip write to the disk and  just
> support Pub-Sub.
> regards,
> rks
> On Wed, Jun 20, 2012 at 10:34 PM, Neha Narkhede <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>wrote:
>> The broker maintains a high watermark for each topic partition log.
>> This high watermark moves only after the messages are written to disk.
>> And, the consumer can only consume data exposed by this high
>> watermark.
>> Thanks,
>> Neha
>> On Wed, Jun 20, 2012 at 10:02 AM, R S <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> When producer sends messages to broker on a particular topic and at the
>>> sametime  suppose consumer is fetching messages from the same topic. Will
>>> broker be sending message to consumer only after writing the message to
>>> disk or would writing to disk will happen in a asynchronous way.
>>> regards,
>>> rks