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From Neha Narkhede <neha.narkh...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Is there a way to pull out kafka metadata from zookeeper?
Date Fri, 11 Oct 2013 21:39:28 GMT
>> For each consumer consumes different
topic/replica I have to specify those 20 brokers and go over all of them to
know which broker is alive. And even worse how about I dynamically add new
broker into the cluster and remove the old one

TopicMetadataRequest is a batch API and you can get metadata information
for either a list of all topics or all topics in the cluster, if you
specify an empty list of topics. Adding a broker is not a problem since the
metadata request also returns the list of brokers in a cluster. The reason
this is better than reading from zookeeper is because the same operation
would require multiple zookeeper roundtrips, instead of a single
TopicMetadataRequest roundtrip to some kafka broker.

Thanks,
Neha


On Fri, Oct 11, 2013 at 11:30 AM, hsy541@gmail.com <hsy541@gmail.com> wrote:

> Thanks guys!
> But I feel weird. Assume I have 20 brokers for 10 different topics with 2
> partitions and  2 replicas for each. For each consumer consumes different
> topic/replica I have to specify those 20 brokers and go over all of them to
> know which broker is alive. And even worse how about I dynamically add new
> broker into the cluster and remove the old one. I think it's nice to have a
> way to get metadata from zookeeper(centralized coordinator?) directly.
>
> Best,
> Siyuan
>
>
> On Fri, Oct 11, 2013 at 9:12 AM, Neha Narkhede <neha.narkhede@gmail.com
> >wrote:
>
> > If, for some reason, you don't have access to a virtual IP or load
> > balancer, you need to round robin once through all the brokers before
> > failing a TopicMetadataRequest. So unless all the brokers in your cluster
> > are down, this should not be a problem.
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Neha
> >
> >
> > On Thu, Oct 10, 2013 at 10:50 PM, hsy541@gmail.com <hsy541@gmail.com>
> > wrote:
> >
> > > Hi guys,
> > >
> > > I'm trying to maintain a bunch of simple kafka consumer to consume
> > messages
> > > from brokers. I know there is a way to send TopicMetadataRequest to
> > broker
> > > and get the response from the broker. But you have to specify the
> broker
> > > list to query the information. But broker might not be available
> because
> > of
> > > some failure. My question is is there any api I can call and query
> broker
> > > metadata for topic/partition directly from zookeeper? I know I can
> query
> > > that information using zookeeper API. But that's not friendly
> > datastructure
> > >  like the TopicMetadata/PartitionMetadata.  Thank you!
> > >
> > > Best,
> > > Siyuan
> > >
> >
>

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