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From Apurva Mehta <apu...@confluent.io>
Subject Re: Kafka Errors and Hung Brokers
Date Wed, 14 Dec 2016 19:49:53 GMT
Regarding 1), you can see a NotLeaderForPartition exception if the leader
for the partition has moved to another host but the client metadata has not
updated itself yet. The messages should disappear once the metadata is
updated on all clients.

Leaders may move if brokers are bounced, or if they have connectivity
issues with zookeeper. Looking at your second point, it seems like
connectivity may be a problem. Where is zookeeper running? do your brokers
have a solid link to that machine? Do you see any zookeeper connection
errors in your broker logs?

On Tue, Dec 13, 2016 at 6:41 PM, Shailesh Hemdev <
shailesh.hemdev@foresee.com> wrote:

> We are using a 3 node Kafka cluster and are encountering some weird issues.
> 1) On Each node, when we tail the server.log file under /var/log/kafka we
> see continuous errors like these
> pic-partition. (kafka.server.ReplicaFetcherThread)
> [2016-12-14 02:39:30,747] ERROR [ReplicaFetcherThread-0-4410000], Error
> for
> partition [dev-core-platform-logging,15] to broker
> 4410000:org.apache.kafka.common.errors.NotLeaderForPartitionException:
> This
> server is not the leader for that topic-partition.
> (kafka.server.ReplicaFetcherThread)
> The broker is up and is showing under zookeeper. So it is not clear why
> these errors occur
> 2) Occasionally we will find a Kafka broker that goes down. We have
> adjusted the Ulimit to increase open files as well as added 6g to the heap.
> When the broker goes down, the process is itself up but is de registered
> from Zookeeper
> Thanks,
> *Shailesh *
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