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From Guozhang Wang <wangg...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Leader selection for new topic
Date Tue, 08 Apr 2014 15:14:29 GMT

You can follow the handleMetadataRequest in KafkaApis which would trigger a
topic creation if necessary. As for distribution, the leader is selected
currently in a round robin manner instead of based on broker's load.


On Tue, Apr 8, 2014 at 5:56 AM, András Serény

> Hi Kafka users,
> as far as I understand, in Kafka 0.8.1 when auto topic creation is enabled
> and a producer starts to publish to a new topic, a leader for this topic is
> selected based on the current load on brokers. Could you please point me to
> the code where this happens?
> I'd like to check the details, as when I create a new topics in rapid
> succession, they do get distributed among brokers, but not quite evenly.
> Thanks a lot,
> András

-- Guozhang

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