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From Shayne S <shaynest...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Log compaction not working as expected
Date Tue, 16 Jun 2015 12:05:24 GMT
Some further information, and is this a bug?  I'm using

Log compaction will only occur on the non active segments.  Intentional or
not, it seems that the last segment is always the active segment.  In other
words, an expired segment will not be cleaned until a new segment has been

As a result, a log won't be compacted until new data comes in (per
partition). Does this mean I need to send the equivalent of a pig (
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pigging) through each partition in order to
force compaction?  Or can I force the cleaning somehow?

Here are the steps to recreate:

1. Create a new topic with a 5 minute segment.ms:

kafka-topics.sh --zookeeper localhost:2181 --create --topic TEST_TOPIC
--replication-factor 1 --partitions 1 --config cleanup.policy=compact
--config min.cleanable.dirty.ratio=0.01 --config segment.ms=300000

2. Repeatedly add messages with identical keys (3x):

echo "ABC123,{\"test\": 1}" | kafka-console-producer.sh --broker-list
localhost:9092 --topic TEST_TOPIC --property parse.key=true --property
key.separator=, --new-producer

3. Wait 5+ minutes and confirm no log compaction.
4. Once satisfied, send a new message:

echo "DEF456,{\"test\": 1}" | kafka-console-producer.sh --broker-list
localhost:9092 --topic TEST_TOPIC --property parse.key=true --property
key.separator=, --new-producer

5. Log compaction will occur quickly soon after.

Is my use case of infrequent logs not supported? Is this intentional
behavior? It's unnecessarily challenging to target each partition with a
dummy message to trigger compaction.

Also, I believe there is another issue with logs originally configured
without a segment timeout that lead to my original issue.  I still cannot
get those logs to compact.


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