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From "Jun Rao (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (KAFKA-345) Add a listener to ZookeeperConsumerConnector to get notified on rebalance events
Date Sun, 03 Jun 2012 22:45:23 GMT

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Jun Rao commented on KAFKA-345:
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Peter,

Regarding #2, naming it as ConsumerListener is fine.
                
> Add a listener to ZookeeperConsumerConnector to get notified on rebalance events
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: KAFKA-345
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/KAFKA-345
>             Project: Kafka
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: core
>    Affects Versions: 0.7, 0.8
>            Reporter: Peter Romianowski
>         Attachments: KAFKA-345.patch
>
>
> A sample use-case
> In our scenario we partition events by userid and then apply these to some kind of state
machine, that modifies the actual state of a user. So events trigger state transitions. In
order to avoid the need of loading user's state upon each event processed, we cache that.
But if a user's partition is moved to another consumer and then back to the previous consumer
we have stale caches and hell breaks loose. I guess the same kind of problem occurs in other
scenarios like counting numbers by user, too.

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