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From Neha Narkhede <neha.narkh...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: KafkaLog4jAppender with AsyncProducer?
Date Mon, 19 Mar 2012 21:16:42 GMT

The kafka log4j in trunk takes in either a zookeeper connection url or
a list of brokers. It just means that the log4j messages will be sent
in a synchronous manner with no buffering. This will mean lower
throughput. But if no broker is available, both sync and async
producers will not be able to send the data at all.

>From a throughput standpoint, it does seem reasonable to change
KafkaLog4jAppender to take in the producer.type config and be able to
pick either the sync or the async producers. Would you mind filing a
JIRA for this ?


On Mon, Mar 19, 2012 at 12:14 PM, Edward Buck <ebuck@choicestream.com> wrote:
> I see that the KafkaLog4jAppender uses a SyncProducer to send messages. I'm assuming
the means that if no broker is available,  the client program will throw an error (rather
then enqueue/cache the message locally until a broker is available). Would an AsyncProducer
be a good fit for use with a slightly modified KafkaLog4jAppender? If so, this would make
the producer code more resilient to network outages.
> Thanks,
> Ed
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