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From Gwen Shapira <gshap...@cloudera.com>
Subject Re: Producer can writes to a follower during preferred lead election?
Date Sun, 07 Dec 2014 13:44:22 GMT
If you write to a non-leader partition, I'd expect you'd get
NotLeaderForPartitionException (thrown by
This will get sent to the producer as error code 6.

I don't see anything special in the producer side to handle this
specific (although I'd expect a forced metadata refresh and then a


On Sat, Dec 6, 2014 at 6:46 PM, Xiaoyu Wang <xwang@rocketfuel.com> wrote:
> Hello,
> I am looking at producer code and found that producer updates its
> broker/partition info under the two conditions
>    1. has reached the topicMetadataRefreshInterval
>    2. failed sending message, before retry
> So, assume we have broker A and B, B is the current lead and A is the
> preferred lead and a producer is publishing to B. If someone execute
> preferred lead election command now, A will become the new lead and the
> producer won't know the lead is now A and will still writes to B until the
> metadata refresh interval has been reached. Is this correct? Or did I did
> miss anything.
> Thanks.

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