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From "Tom Bentley (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Created] (KAFKA-5554) Hilight config settings for particular common use cases
Date Tue, 04 Jul 2017 13:34:00 GMT
Tom Bentley created KAFKA-5554:
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             Summary: Hilight config settings for particular common use cases
                 Key: KAFKA-5554
                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/KAFKA-5554
             Project: Kafka
          Issue Type: Improvement
          Components: documentation
            Reporter: Tom Bentley
            Assignee: Tom Bentley
            Priority: Minor


Judging by the sorts of questions seen on the mailling list, stack overflow etc it seems common
for users to assume that Kafka will default to settings which won't lose messages. They start
using Kafka and at some later time find messages have been lost.

While it's not our fault if users don't read the documentation, there's a lot of configuration
documentation to digest and it's easy for people to miss an important setting.

Therefore, I'd like to suggest that in addition to the current configuration docs we add a
short section highlighting those settings which pertain to common use cases, such as:

* configs to avoid lost messages
* configs for low latency

I'm sure some users will continue to not read the documentation, but when they inevitably
start asking questions it means people can respond with "have you configured everything as
described here?"



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