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From Sean Owen <>
Subject Re: NoSuchMethodError in KafkaReciever
Date Tue, 10 Jun 2014 22:56:23 GMT
I added to track
this. I also ran into it. I don't have a fix, but, somehow I think
someone with more understanding of Scala and Manifest objects might
see the easy fix.

On Tue, Jun 10, 2014 at 5:15 PM, mpieck <> wrote:
> Hi,
> I have the same problem when running Kafka to Spark Streaming pipeline from
> Java with explicitely specified message decoders. I had thought, that it was
> related to Eclipse environment, as suggested here, but it's not the case. I
> have coded an example based on class:
> and have builded shaded uber jar with all the deps and tried to run it from
> command line. When I use the createStream method from the example class like
> this:
> KafkaUtils.createStream(jssc, "zookeeper:port", "test", topicMap);
> everything is working fine, but when I explicitely specify message decoder
> classes used in this method with another overloaded createStream method:
> KafkaUtils.createStream(jssc, String.class, String.class,
> StringDecoder.class, StringDecoder.class, props, topicMap,
> StorageLevels.MEMORY_AND_DISK_2);
> the applications stops with an error:
> 14/06/10 22:28:06 ERROR kafka.KafkaReceiver: Error receiving data
> java.lang.NoSuchMethodException:
> java.lang.Object.<init>(kafka.utils.VerifiableProperties)
>         at java.lang.Class.getConstructor0(Unknown Source)
>         at java.lang.Class.getConstructor(Unknown Source)
>         at
> org.apache.spark.streaming.kafka.KafkaReceiver.onStart(KafkaInputDStream.scala:108)
>         at
> org.apache.spark.streaming.dstream.NetworkReceiver.start(NetworkInputDStream.scala:126)
> I have tried Spark versions 0.9.0-incubating, 0.9.0 and 0.9.1, but the error
> occurs everywhere. Kafka StringDecoder class has the constructor with
> VerifiableProperties parameter and all required classes are in the same uber
> jar, so it is strange that scala/java cannot find it with reflection api.
> Maybe there is some problem with Manifest/ClassTag usage in KafkaUtils or
> KafkaInputDStream classes, but I'm not a Scala expert and cannot be sure
> about it. The problematic code is the same from version 0.9 to the current
> one, so it's still there. Unit test from the Spark project is working fine
> with every KafkaUtils method, because the test does not try to register the
> kafka stream, only checks the interface.
> Currently it is possible to use Kafka to Spark Streaming pipeline from Java
> only with the default String message decoders, which makes this tool almost
> useless (unless you are a great JSON fan).
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