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From Jason Gustafson <ja...@confluent.io>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] KIP-62: Allow consumer to send heartbeats from a background thread
Date Fri, 03 Jun 2016 18:45:04 GMT
Hey Ewen,

I confess your comments caught me off guard. It never occurred to me that
anyone would ask for a rebalance timeout so that it could be set _larger_
than the process timeout. Even with buffered or batch processing, I would
usually expect flushing before a rebalance to take no more time than a
periodic flush. Otherwise, I'd probably try to see if there was some
workload I could push into periodic flushes so that rebalances could
complete faster. But supposing this isn't possible or practical in some
cases, I'm wondering how limiting it would be in practice to have only the
one timeout in this case? I'm a little reluctant to add the additional
timeout since I think most users would not have a strong need to keep a
tight bound on normal processing time. (I'm also reminded that Jay
mentioned he might have to dock everyone's pay 5% for each new timeout we
introduce ;-)

Thanks,
Jason




On Thu, Jun 2, 2016 at 7:30 PM, Guozhang Wang <wangguoz@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi Ewen,
>
> I think you are right, the rebalance process could potentially involve all
> the delayed compute / IO. More specifically, this is what I think of the
> rebalance process:
>
> 1. Coordinator decides to rebalance, start ticking based on rebalance time
> out.
> 2. Consumer realize rebalance needed when calling poll(); trigger
> onPartitionRevoked().
> 3. Consumer sends JoinGroupRequest;
> 4. Coordinator send JoinGroupResponse; start ticking on the leader.
> 5. Leader compute and send SyncGroupRequest
> 6. Coordinator send SyncGroupResponse; start ticking on session timeout.
> 7. Consumer get new assignment; trigger onPartitionAssigned().
>
> In the above process: delayed compute / IO is usually done at step 2);
> workload initialization is usually done in step 7); and some admin work
> (like in Kafka Streams) are likely to be done in step 5). As in the current
> KIP proposal the rebalance timeout on the coordinator start ticking on 1)
> on everyone in the group, and stop ticking on 3); it start ticking on
> leader again on step 4), and stop upon step 5). In this case the delayed
> compute / IO contained in step 2) is covered by this rebalance timeout.
>
> That being said, I think for "worst case", the time of processing a single
> record would still be similar to rebalancing, since both of which could
> result in completing all delayed compute / IO so far. And since "processing
> timeout" is used to cover the worst case, it should be still OK?
>
>
> Guozhang
>
>
>
>
> On Thu, Jun 2, 2016 at 5:55 PM, Ewen Cheslack-Postava <ewen@confluent.io>
> wrote:
>
> > Jason,
> >
> > I've been thinking about this more in terms of something like Connect. I
> > think the rebalance timeout may be a bit different from the process
> > timeout, and even the process timeout is a bit of a misnomer.
> >
> > We sort of talk about the process timeout as if it can be an indicator of
> > maximum processing time for a record/batch. This makes sense for a case
> of
> > a data-dependent load (i.e. you can only load some data from slow storage
> > after seeing some data) where that load might be very large compared to
> > normal processing time. It also makes sense if you have auto commit
> enabled
> > because you need to be completely finished processing the data before
> > calling poll() again, so that time before you call another consumer API
> > actually reflects processing time.
> >
> > It might makes less sense in cases like streams (or any other app) that
> > batch writes to disk, or connectors that "process" a message by enqueuing
> > the data, but won't commit offsets until data is flushed, possibly during
> > some other, much later iteration of processing. In this case I think
> > processing time and rebalance time could potentially differ
> significantly.
> > During normal processing, you can potentially pipeline quite a bit,
> > buffering up changes, flushing as needed, but then only committing once
> > flushing is complete. But rebalancing is different then -- you *must*
> > finish flushing all the data or manually choose to discard the data
> > (presumably by doing something like watching for the process timeout you
> > set and bailing early, only committing the offsets for data you've
> > flushed). If you have lots of data built up, the cost for rebalancing
> could
> > be a *lot* higher than the maximum time you would otherwise see between
> > calls to consumer APIs to indicate processing progress.
> >
> > The thing that makes these cases different is that processing isn't
> > actually tied to calls to the consumer API. You can queue up / pipeline /
> > defer some of the work. (By the way, this is currently a limitation of
> sink
> > connectors that I'm not thrilled about -- offset commit requires a full
> > flush, whereas some coordination with the sink connector to not require a
> > full flush except on rebalances would be much nicer, albeit more
> difficult
> > for sink connectors to implement.)
> >
> > -Ewen
> >
> >
> >
> > On Thu, Jun 2, 2016 at 5:14 PM, Jason Gustafson <jason@confluent.io>
> > wrote:
> >
> > > Hey Guozhang,
> > >
> > > I'm actually not too concerned about the time spent in the rebalance
> > > callback specifically. Both it and regular processing time in the poll
> > loop
> > > will delay the rebalance and keep joined consumers idle. However, if we
> > > expose the rebalance timeout, then it would give users the option to
> > > effective disable the process timeout while still keeping a maximum
> bound
> > > on the rebalance time. If the consumer cannot complete its processing
> > fast
> > > enough and rejoin, then it would be evicted. This provides something
> like
> > > (2) since the other consumers in the group would be able to complete
> the
> > > rebalance and resume work while the evicted consumer would have to
> > rollback
> > > progress. This is not too different from rebalancing in the background
> > > which also typically would cause commit failure and rollback (though at
> > > least the consumer stays in the group).
> > >
> > > Now that I'm thinking about it more, I'm not sure this would be a great
> > > facility to depend on in practice. It might be OK if just one or two of
> > the
> > > consumers fall out of the group during the rebalance, but if half the
> > group
> > > is regularly getting evicted, it would be a problem. So even if we
> expose
> > > the rebalance timeout, the user is still going to have to set it with
> > some
> > > idea in mind about how long processing should take.
> > >
> > > Thanks,
> > > Jason
> > >
> > > On Thu, Jun 2, 2016 at 2:46 PM, Guozhang Wang <wangguoz@gmail.com>
> > wrote:
> > >
> > > > Hi Jason,
> > > >
> > > > With the current usage pattern of:
> > > >
> > > > while(..) {
> > > >
> > > >   consumer.poll(/* where rebalance happens */)
> > > >
> > > >   // process messages
> > > > }
> > > >
> > > > ----------
> > > >
> > > > And since rebalance is till on the caller thread, not the background
> > > > thread, if coordinator decides to rebalance while user thread is
> still
> > on
> > > > processing messages, there is no options but we are forced to go with
> > 1)
> > > > right? I think the your / Onur's point here, which I agree, is that
> by
> > > > reusing process timeout as rebalance timeout, if the rebalance
> callback
> > > > could take longer time than processing a batch, users need to set the
> > > > timeout value to the higher of the two, hence the callback latency,
> > which
> > > > will make detection of processing stallness less effective, right?
> > > >
> > > > As I mentioned  in my previous email, I feel that this case of
> > "callback
> > > > function time taking loner than processing a batch" would not be
> > frequent
> > > > in practice, and the processing timeout would usually be a good
> higher
> > > > bound on the callback function latency. If that is true, I'd suggest
> we
> > > > keep the current proposal and not add a third timeout config for
> > covering
> > > > this case.
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > Guozhang
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > On Thu, Jun 2, 2016 at 10:40 AM, Jason Gustafson <jason@confluent.io
> >
> > > > wrote:
> > > >
> > > > > Hey Guozhang,
> > > > >
> > > > > I think the problem is that users may not want to sacrifice
> rebalance
> > > > > latency because of uncertainty around processing time. As soon as
a
> > > > > rebalance begins, there are basically two choices:
> > > > >
> > > > > 1. Block the rebalance until all consumers have finished their
> > current
> > > > > processing.
> > > > > 2. Let all consumers rebalance and "rollback" any processing that
> > could
> > > > not
> > > > > be committed before the rebalance completes.
> > > > >
> > > > > If you choose option (1), then you have an incentive to keep a
> > > relatively
> > > > > tight bound on process.timeout.ms in order to reduce the
> worst-case
> > > idle
> > > > > time during a rebalance. But if you fail to set it high enough,
> then
> > > > you'll
> > > > > get spurious rebalances during normal processing. I think Onur is
> > > saying
> > > > > that this still sort of sucks for users. On the other hand, if (2)
> is
> > > > > acceptable, then users will have more freedom to err on the high
> side
> > > > when
> > > > > setting process.timeout.ms, or even disable it entirely. They will
> > > have
> > > > to
> > > > > deal with rolling back any progress which cannot be committed after
> > the
> > > > > rebalance completes, but maybe this is less of a problem for some
> > > users?
> > > > >
> > > > > Thanks,
> > > > > Jason
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > On Wed, Jun 1, 2016 at 10:23 PM, Guozhang Wang <wangguoz@gmail.com
> >
> > > > wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > > > Hi Onur, Jason:
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Here are some thoughts about reusing process timeout as
> server-side
> > > > > > rebalance timeout: First of all, my understanding is that
> > > > > >
> > > > > > 1) session timeout is for detecting consumer crash / hard
> failures
> > > (in
> > > > > this
> > > > > > case the heartbeat thread will be dead as well, hence coordinator
> > > > > realized
> > > > > > within session timeout value).
> > > > > >
> > > > > > 2) process timeout is for checking liveness of the user thread
> that
> > > > calls
> > > > > > the consumer as well as does the processing: when no consumer
> calls
> > > are
> > > > > > made within the process timeout, heartbeat thread stop working
> and
> > > > hence
> > > > > it
> > > > > > will be detected by coordinator.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > 3) a potential server-side rebalance timeout would be used to
> > detect
> > > > > > consumer liveness during the rebalance period, in which the
user
> > > thread
> > > > > is
> > > > > > tied with the "poll" call and also the callback function, to
> > prevent
> > > a
> > > > > slow
> > > > > > / stalled consumer in their rebalance callback to cause the
> > rebalance
> > > > > > taking forever.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > I think we generally have two cases in practice regarding 3)
> above:
> > > > user
> > > > > > either does almost nothing and hence should never be stalled
> > (unless
> > > > > there
> > > > > > is a long GC), or they do various external IOs for maintaining
> > their
> > > > own
> > > > > > states, for example, which could be taking long or even cause
the
> > > > thread
> > > > > to
> > > > > > stall. We do not need to worry too much about the former case,
> and
> > as
> > > > for
> > > > > > latter case if the process timeout value should usually be a
good
> > > > higher
> > > > > > bound on the rebalance latency.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > That being said, if we observe that there is indeed a common
> usage
> > > > where
> > > > > 2)
> > > > > > and 3) would require very different timeout values which
> overwhelms
> > > the
> > > > > > complexity of three timeout values, we can consider adding a
> third
> > > one
> > > > > > then: it is easier to add more configs later.
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > > > What do you think?
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Guozhang
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > > > On Tue, May 31, 2016 at 2:35 PM, Jason Gustafson <
> > jason@confluent.io
> > > >
> > > > > > wrote:
> > > > > >
> > > > > > > Hey Onur,
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > Thanks for the detailed response. I think the problem of
> > > controlling
> > > > > > > rebalance times is the main (known) gap in the proposal
as it
> > > stands.
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > This burden goes away if you loosen the liveness property
by
> > > having a
> > > > > > > > required rebalance time and optional processing time
where
> > > > rebalance
> > > > > > > > happens in the background thread as stated in the
KIP.
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > Just to clarify, the current KIP only allows rebalances
to
> > complete
> > > > in
> > > > > > the
> > > > > > > foreground. When I suggested above in reply to Grant was
that
> we
> > > > could
> > > > > > add
> > > > > > > a separate rebalance timeout setting, the behavior I had
in
> mind
> > > was
> > > > to
> > > > > > let
> > > > > > > the consumer fall out of the group if the timeout is reached
> > while
> > > > the
> > > > > > > consumer is still processing. I was specifically trying
to
> avoid
> > > > moving
> > > > > > the
> > > > > > > rebalance to the background thread since this significantly
> > > increases
> > > > > the
> > > > > > > complexity of the implementation. We'd also have to think
about
> > > > > > > compatibility a bit more. For example, what are the
> implications
> > of
> > > > > > having
> > > > > > > the rebalance listener execute in a separate thread?
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > Putting that issue aside, I think we need to convince ourselves
> > > that
> > > > a
> > > > > > > separate rebalance timeout is really necessary since every
new
> > > > timeout
> > > > > > adds
> > > > > > > some conceptual noise which all users will see. My thought
in
> > this
> > > > KIP
> > > > > > was
> > > > > > > that users who didn't want the burden of tuning the process
> > timeout
> > > > > could
> > > > > > > use a relatively large value without a major impact because
> group
> > > > > > > rebalances themselves will typically be infrequent. The
main
> > > concern
> > > > is
> > > > > > for
> > > > > > > users who have highly variant processing times and want
to
> > ensure a
> > > > > tight
> > > > > > > bound on rebalance times (even if it means having to discard
> some
> > > > > > > processing that cannot be completed before the rebalance
> > finishes).
> > > > > These
> > > > > > > users will be left trying to tune process.timeout.ms and
> > > > > > max.poll.records,
> > > > > > > which is basically the same position they are currently
in. The
> > > > problem
> > > > > > is
> > > > > > > I don't know how common this case is, so I'm not sure how
it
> > weighs
> > > > > > against
> > > > > > > the cost of having an additional timeout that needs to
be
> > > explained.
> > > > We
> > > > > > can
> > > > > > > always add the rebalance timeout later, but if it will
be tough
> > to
> > > > > remove
> > > > > > > once it's there. All the same, I'm not that keen on another
> > > iteration
> > > > > of
> > > > > > > this problem, so if we believe this use case is common
enough,
> > then
> > > > > maybe
> > > > > > > we should add it now.
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > Thanks,
> > > > > > > Jason
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > On Sat, May 28, 2016 at 3:10 AM, Onur Karaman <
> > > > > > > onurkaraman.apache@gmail.com>
> > > > > > > wrote:
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > Thanks for the KIP writeup, Jason.
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > Before anything else, I just wanted to point out that
it's
> > worth
> > > > > > > mentioning
> > > > > > > > the "heartbeat.interval.ms" consumer config in the
KIP for
> > > > > > completeness.
> > > > > > > > Today this config only starts to kick in if poll is
called
> > > > frequently
> > > > > > > > enough. A separate heartbeat thread should make this
config
> > > behave
> > > > > more
> > > > > > > > like what people would expect: a separate thread sending
> > > heartbeats
> > > > > at
> > > > > > > the
> > > > > > > > configured interval.
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > With this KIP, the relevant configs become:
> > > > > > > > "max.poll.records" - already exists
> > > > > > > > "session.timeout.ms" - already exists
> > > > > > > > "heartbeat.interval.ms" - already exists
> > > > > > > > "process.timeout.ms" - new
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > After reading the KIP several times, I think it would
be
> > helpful
> > > to
> > > > > be
> > > > > > > more
> > > > > > > > explicit in the desired outcome. Is it trying to make
faster
> > > > > > > > best/average/worst case rebalance times? Is it trying
to make
> > the
> > > > > > clients
> > > > > > > > need less configuration tuning?
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > Also it seems that brokers probably still want to
enforce
> > minimum
> > > > and
> > > > > > > > maximum rebalance timeouts just as with the minimum
and
> maximum
> > > > > session
> > > > > > > > timeouts so DelayedJoins don't stay in purgatory
> indefinitely.
> > So
> > > > > we'd
> > > > > > > add
> > > > > > > > new "group.min.rebalance.timeout.ms" and "
> > > > > > group.max.rebalance.timeout.ms
> > > > > > > "
> > > > > > > > broker configs which again might need to be brought
up in the
> > > KIP.
> > > > > > Let's
> > > > > > > > say we add these bounds. A side-effect of having broker-side
> > > bounds
> > > > > on
> > > > > > > > rebalance timeouts in combination with Java clients
that
> makes
> > > > > process
> > > > > > > > timeouts the same as rebalance timeouts is that the
broker
> > > > > effectively
> > > > > > > > dictates the max processing time allowed between poll
calls.
> > This
> > > > > > gotcha
> > > > > > > > exists right now with today's broker-side bounds on
session
> > > > timeouts.
> > > > > > So
> > > > > > > > I'm not really convinced that the proposal gets rid
of this
> > > > > > complication
> > > > > > > > mentioned in the KIP.
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > I think the main question to ask is: does the KIP
actually
> > make a
> > > > > > > > difference?
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > It looks like this KIP improves rebalance times specifically
> > when
> > > > the
> > > > > > > > client currently has processing times large enough
to force
> > > larger
> > > > > > > session
> > > > > > > > timeouts and heartbeat intervals to not be honored.
> Separating
> > > > > session
> > > > > > > > timeouts from processing time means clients can keep
their "
> > > > > > > > session.timeout.ms" low so the coordinator can quickly
> detect
> > > > > process
> > > > > > > > failure, and honoring a low "heartbeat.interval.ms"
on the
> > > > separate
> > > > > > > > heartbeat thread means clients will be quickly notified
of
> > group
> > > > > > > membership
> > > > > > > > and subscription changes - all without placing difficult
> > > > expectations
> > > > > > on
> > > > > > > > processing time. But even so, rebalancing through
the calling
> > > > thread
> > > > > > > means
> > > > > > > > the slowest processing client in the group will still
be the
> > rate
> > > > > > > limiting
> > > > > > > > step when looking at rebalance times.
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > From a usability perspective, the burden still seems
like it
> > will
> > > > be
> > > > > > > tuning
> > > > > > > > the processing time to keep the "progress liveness"
happy
> > during
> > > > > > > rebalances
> > > > > > > > while still having reasonable upper bounds on rebalance
> times.
> > It
> > > > > still
> > > > > > > > looks like users have to do almost the exact same
tricks as
> > today
> > > > > when
> > > > > > > the
> > > > > > > > group membership changes due slow processing times
even
> though
> > > all
> > > > > the
> > > > > > > > consumers are alive and the topics haven't change:
> > > > > > > > 1. Increase the rebalance timeout to give more time
for
> record
> > > > > > processing
> > > > > > > > (the difference compared to today is that we bump
the
> rebalance
> > > > > timeout
> > > > > > > > instead of session timeout).
> > > > > > > > 2. Reduce the number of records handled on each iteration
> with
> > > > > > > > max.poll.records.
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > This burden goes away if you loosen the liveness property
by
> > > > having a
> > > > > > > > required rebalance time and optional processing time
where
> > > > rebalance
> > > > > > > > happens in the background thread as stated in the
KIP.
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > On Thu, May 26, 2016 at 12:40 PM, Jason Gustafson
<
> > > > > jason@confluent.io>
> > > > > > > > wrote:
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > Hey Grant,
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > Thanks for the feedback. I'm definitely open
to including
> > > > > heartbeat()
> > > > > > > in
> > > > > > > > > this KIP. One thing we should be clear about
is what the
> > > behavior
> > > > > of
> > > > > > > > > heartbeat() should be when the group begins rebalancing.
I
> > > think
> > > > > > there
> > > > > > > > are
> > > > > > > > > basically two options:
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > 1. heartbeat() simply keeps heartbeating even
if the group
> > has
> > > > > > started
> > > > > > > > > rebalancing.
> > > > > > > > > 2. heartbeat() completes the rebalance itself.
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > With the first option, when processing takes
longer than
> the
> > > > > > rebalance
> > > > > > > > > timeout, the member will fall out of the group
which will
> > cause
> > > > an
> > > > > > > offset
> > > > > > > > > commit failure when it finally finishes. However,
if
> > processing
> > > > > > > finishes
> > > > > > > > > before the rebalance completes, then offsets
can still be
> > > > > committed.
> > > > > > On
> > > > > > > > the
> > > > > > > > > other hand, if heartbeat() completes the rebalance
itself,
> > then
> > > > > > you'll
> > > > > > > > > definitely see the offset commit failure for
any records
> > being
> > > > > > > processed.
> > > > > > > > > So the first option is sort of biased toward
processing
> > > > completion
> > > > > > > while
> > > > > > > > > the latter is biased toward rebalance completion.
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > I'm definitely not a fan of second option since
it takes
> away
> > > the
> > > > > > > choice
> > > > > > > > to
> > > > > > > > > finish processing before rejoining. However,
I do see some
> > > > benefit
> > > > > in
> > > > > > > the
> > > > > > > > > first option if the user wants to keep rebalance
time low
> and
> > > > > doesn't
> > > > > > > > mind
> > > > > > > > > being kicked out of the group if processing takes
longer
> > > during a
> > > > > > > > > rebalance. This may be a reasonable tradeoff
since consumer
> > > > groups
> > > > > > are
> > > > > > > > > presumed to be stable most of the time. A better
option in
> > that
> > > > > case
> > > > > > > > might
> > > > > > > > > be to expose the rebalance timeout to the user
directly
> since
> > > it
> > > > > > would
> > > > > > > > > allow the user to use an essentially unbounded
> > > > process.timeout.ms
> > > > > > for
> > > > > > > > > highly variant processing while still keeping
rebalance
> time
> > > > > limited.
> > > > > > > Of
> > > > > > > > > course, it would be another timeout for the user
to
> > > understand...
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > Thanks,
> > > > > > > > > Jason
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > On Thu, May 26, 2016 at 8:19 AM, Grant Henke
<
> > > > ghenke@cloudera.com>
> > > > > > > > wrote:
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > Hi Jason,
> > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > Thanks for writing up a proposal (and a
thorough one)!
> This
> > > is
> > > > > > > > something
> > > > > > > > > > that I had been thinking about this week
too as I have
> run
> > > into
> > > > > it
> > > > > > > more
> > > > > > > > > > than a handful of times now.
> > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > I like the idea of having a larger processing
timeout,
> that
> > > > > timeout
> > > > > > > in
> > > > > > > > > > unison with max.poll.records should in many
cases
> provide a
> > > > > > > reasonable
> > > > > > > > > > assurance that the consumer will stay alive.
> > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > In rejected alternatives "Add a separate
API the user can
> > > call
> > > > to
> > > > > > > > > indicate
> > > > > > > > > > liveness" is listed. I think a heartbeat
api could be
> added
> > > > along
> > > > > > > with
> > > > > > > > > > these new timeout configurations and used
for "advanced"
> > use
> > > > > cases
> > > > > > > > where
> > > > > > > > > > the processing time could be highly variant
and less
> > > > > predictable. I
> > > > > > > > > think a
> > > > > > > > > > place where we might use the heartbeat api
in Kafka is
> > > > > MirrorMaker.
> > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > Today, I have seen people trying to find
ways to leverage
> > the
> > > > > > > existing
> > > > > > > > > api
> > > > > > > > > > to "force" heartbeats by:
> > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > 1. Calling poll to get the batch of records
to process
> > > > > > > > > > 2. Call pause on all partitions
> > > > > > > > > > 3. Process the record batch
> > > > > > > > > > 3a. While processing periodically call poll
(which is
> > > > essentially
> > > > > > > just
> > > > > > > > > > heartbeat since it returns no records and
is paused)
> > > > > > > > > > 4. Commit offsets and un-pause
> > > > > > > > > > 5. Repeat from 1
> > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > Thanks,
> > > > > > > > > > Grant
> > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > On Wed, May 25, 2016 at 6:32 PM, Jason Gustafson
<
> > > > > > jason@confluent.io
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > wrote:
> > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > > Hi All,
> > > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > > One of the persistent problems we see
with the new
> > consumer
> > > > is
> > > > > > the
> > > > > > > > use
> > > > > > > > > of
> > > > > > > > > > > the session timeout in order to ensure
progress.
> Whenever
> > > > there
> > > > > > is
> > > > > > > a
> > > > > > > > > > delay
> > > > > > > > > > > in message processing which exceeds
the session
> timeout,
> > no
> > > > > > > > heartbeats
> > > > > > > > > > can
> > > > > > > > > > > be sent and the consumer is removed
from the group. We
> > seem
> > > > to
> > > > > > hit
> > > > > > > > this
> > > > > > > > > > > problem everywhere the consumer is
used (including
> Kafka
> > > > > Connect
> > > > > > > and
> > > > > > > > > > Kafka
> > > > > > > > > > > Streams) and we don't always have a
great solution.
> I've
> > > > > written
> > > > > > a
> > > > > > > > KIP
> > > > > > > > > to
> > > > > > > > > > > address this problem here:
> > > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > >
> > > >
> > >
> >
> https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/KAFKA/KIP-62%3A+Allow+consumer+to+send+heartbeats+from+a+background+thread
> > > > > > > > > > > .
> > > > > > > > > > > Have a look and let me know what you
think.
> > > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > > Thanks,
> > > > > > > > > > > Jason
> > > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > --
> > > > > > > > > > Grant Henke
> > > > > > > > > > Software Engineer | Cloudera
> > > > > > > > > > grant@cloudera.com | twitter.com/gchenke
|
> > > > > > > linkedin.com/in/granthenke
> > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > > > --
> > > > > > -- Guozhang
> > > > > >
> > > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > --
> > > > -- Guozhang
> > > >
> > >
> >
> >
> >
> > --
> > Thanks,
> > Ewen
> >
>
>
>
> --
> -- Guozhang
>

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