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From "Joe Stein (Commented) (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (KAFKA-240) implement new producer and consumer request format
Date Wed, 18 Jan 2012 18:54:39 GMT

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Joe Stein commented on KAFKA-240:
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<< we just need a way to encode array structures

right, here we have arrays within arrays so we need to have the "hint" to explain that

what I am proposing is to have a string

X,A,B,C

split on ","

X is the number of elements in the topics array

A,B,C... (etc) would be for each topic how many partition array elements are there

so this could look

2,2,3

meaning 2 topic_data_struct elements, the first element of the topic array has 2 partition_data_struct
elements in it's array, the second element in the topic array has 3 partition_data_struct
elements

the walking the positions becomes easy and for the gets from the bytebuffer creating the objects

if it was 

5,3,3,3,3,4 then 5 topics, the first 4 of them 3 elements and the last 4 elements

I will start in on this approach
                
> implement new producer and consumer request format
> --------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: KAFKA-240
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/KAFKA-240
>             Project: Kafka
>          Issue Type: Sub-task
>          Components: core
>            Reporter: Jun Rao
>             Fix For: 0.8
>
>
> We want to change the producer/consumer request/response format according to the discussion
in the following wiki:
> https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/KAFKA/New+Wire+Format+Proposal

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