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    Enno Runne
    In most cases you don't need to create the KafkaConsumerActor. Pass the different ConsumerSettings directly to the source factory methods you want to use.
    You may even want pass the settings in application.conf by inheriting akka.kafka.consumer directly in the file. (eg. as used in https://doc.akka.io/docs/alpakka-kafka/current/discovery.html#configure-consumer-settings )
    Carlos De Los Angeles
    thanks @ennru. I was playing around with the akka.kafka.javadsl.Consumer.plainExternalSource and akka.kafka.javadsl.Consumer.plainSource but I am thinking about setting up for the second. As you mentioned, the second one does not require an ActorRef. Yes, I had it through configuration at first. I will revert back to it. By the way, I just got it to work. The way the test was executing it was not kicking off the regular consumer. So, not related to config at all. Thank you again!
    Hi is there a Channel to ask Alpakka Jms related questions?
    Is there a way to test a flow which uses CommitableSource and Commiter Sink. I don't want to rewrite my Graph in Spec class and replace the Commiter.Sink with TestProbe. i.e I already have a method which takes CommitableSource and Commiter.sink as argument. I just want to call this method and pass a Mock Commiter.sink or Is there any better way to test. I'm using EmbeddedKafka for testing as my local environment does not support TestContainer.

    Hi everyone!

    What happens if I have 2 alpakka-kafka Committer.sinkWithOffsetContexts which try to commit the same message offset?
    In our setup - due to the complexity of the stream-graph - it could happen that a single offset could be committed multiple times (e.g. when messages get multiplied with mapConcat and routed to different sinks).

    Will there be any hickups or errors if the same offset is committed multiple times?

    Many thanks!

    Enno Runne
    No, that shouldn't be a problem.
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    Aleksandar Skrbic
    I'm getting
    Error sending fetch request (sessionId=INVALID, epoch=INITIAL) to node 1003: {}. org.apache.kafka.common.errors.DisconnectException: null
    for huge topics that have ~30 millions of records, but for smaller topics consumer are OK. I've checked consumer group is registered but inactive
    Does anyone know what can be a problem?
    Aleksandar Skrbic
    After 2 minutes of throwing Error sending fetch request (sessionId=INVALID, epoch=INITIAL) to node 1003: {}. org.apache.kafka.common.errors.DisconnectException: null, consumers started to work, so I guess this problem is related to Kafka Cluster and not consumers
    I have Alpakka kafka Consumer using Consumer.CommitableSource and Committer.sink. I have simple using these flow to do some processing one of the flow uses filter i.e source.filter(x => condition).map(.....). to(sink).run(). using Filter flow in one of the step means if the condition is false then the message will not passthrough and hence it will not reach Committer sink for committing. What is the best way to handle these filtering, so that it still falls through and message is commited.
    5 replies
    Oleksandr Bondarenko
    Hi Guys. I'm using committablePartitionedSource consumer. AFAIK when one substream stops then the whole consumer is stopped. Can I somehow have the rest of substreams continue their processing after this happened?

    while executing kafka consumer group describe command getting following error
    Error: Executing consumer group command failed due to org.apache.kafka.common.errors.TimeoutException: Timed out waiting to send the call.
    java.util.concurrent.ExecutionException: org.apache.kafka.common.errors.TimeoutException: Timed out waiting to send the call.
    at org.apache.kafka.common.internals.KafkaFutureImpl.wrapAndThrow(KafkaFutureImpl.java:45)
    at org.apache.kafka.common.internals.KafkaFutureImpl.access$000(KafkaFutureImpl.java:32)
    at org.apache.kafka.common.internals.KafkaFutureImpl$SingleWaiter.await(KafkaFutureImpl.java:89)
    at org.apache.kafka.common.internals.KafkaFutureImpl.get(KafkaFutureImpl.java:260)
    at kafka.admin.ConsumerGroupCommand$ConsumerGroupService.collectGroupOffsets(ConsumerGroupCommand.scala:331)
    at kafka.admin.ConsumerGroupCommand$ConsumerGroupService.describeGroup(ConsumerGroupCommand.scala:251)
    at kafka.admin.ConsumerGroupCommand$.main(ConsumerGroupCommand.scala:59)
    at kafka.admin.ConsumerGroupCommand.main(ConsumerGroupCommand.scala)
    Caused by: org.apache.kafka.common.errors.TimeoutException: Timed out waiting to send the call.

    Any pointers?

    HI team i am using kafka 2.6 and mirror maker 2.0 i.e the connect mirror maker binary into the kafka 2.6 bundle. Now the issue is for source i have a plaintex and for destination i have a MTLS enabled. And when i use some config for ssl then it fails for source connection as well. Can some one point me to right config please ? to run mirror maker with different source and dest ssl
    I am seeing that my committableSource consumer is silently failing. I can't find any logs on it. I ended up adding an idleTimeout stage to restart the stream if it stops receiving events from the source, which helps somewhat. Certain nodes seem to have this issue a lot (we are running 3 pods), whereas others it is rare or doesnt happen at all. Any idea why this can be happening?
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    Here is the code:
    `val rebalanceListener = actorSystem.actorOf(Props(new RebalanceListener))
    val committableSource = Consumer.committableSource(consumerSettings, Subscriptions.topics(topic).withRebalanceListener(rebalanceListener)).idleTimeout(5 minutes)
      minBackoff = minBackoff,
      maxBackoff = maxBackoff,
      randomFactor = randomBackoffFactor
    ) { () =>
      committableSource.groupedWithin(maxBatchSize, batchDelay)
        .watchTermination() {
          case (consumerControl, streamComplete) =>
            logger.info(s" Started Watching Kafka consumer termination $metricPrefix")
            consumerControl.isShutdown.map(_ => logger.info(s"Shutdown of consumer $metricPrefix"))
              .flatMap { _ =>
                consumerControl.shutdown().map(_ -> logger.info(s"Consumer $metricPrefix SHUTDOWN at ${Instant.now} GRACEFULLY:CLOSED FROM UPSTREAM"))
              .recoverWith {
                case e =>
                  consumerControl.shutdown().map(_ -> logger.error(s"Consumer $metricPrefix SHUTDOWN at ${Instant.now} ERROR:CLOSED FROM UPSTREAM", e))
        .mapAsync(parallelism) { messages =>
          metricService.increment(s"$metricPrefix.received", messages.size.toLong)
          metricService.timeAndReportFailure(s"$metricPrefix.timing", s"error.$metricPrefix.process")(process(messages))
        .map(group => group.foldLeft(CommittableOffsetBatch.empty) { (batch, elem) => batch.updated(elem) })
    Enno Runne
    Could the connection from those pods to Kafka be unstable? You may want to try the connection checker https://github.com/akka/alpakka-kafka/blob/491c324f3d678f607bb7474ba303c7ba00a134b8/core/src/main/resources/reference.conf#L127
    I actually tried that, I have the consumer configured to this:
    val consumerSettings: ConsumerSettings[Array[Byte], String] = ConsumerSettings( actorSystem, new ByteArrayDeserializer, new StringDeserializer ) .withBootstrapServers(kafka_bootstrap_servers) .withGroupId(group) .withProperty(AUTO_OFFSET_RESET_CONFIG, "earliest") .withProperty(MAX_PARTITION_FETCH_BYTES_CONFIG, maxRequestSize.toString) .withProperty(ENABLE_AUTO_COMMIT_CONFIG, "false") .withCommitTimeout(commitTimeOut) .withConnectionChecker(ConnectionCheckerSettings(3, 15.seconds, 2d)) .withProperties(additionalPropertiesAsMap)
    Screen Shot 2020-11-13 at 10.32.59 AM.png
    I am also seeing accordong to the rebalance listener logs that certain partitions sometimes are not even assigned
    Tried to link a screen shot above for it, but if you look at the last log for user_app_state-0 the last partition's event is it being revoked
    So basically I have 1 partition with 150,000 lag, 1 with 60,000 then the rest are at 0. Could there be a problem with that particular partition? Is there a good way to debug this?
    Antonio F. Lancho
    Hi there! I am running into issues when doing mergePrioritized of two Consumer.committableSource. Periodically one of the streams, the one with higher volume and priority, jumps back a number offset (in the range of hundreds). I commit the offsets to Kafka directly
    5 replies
    Same code behaves correctly when only having a single source.
    Marc Rooding

    Hi, I'm having occassional CommitTimeoutExceptions occurring. We're using manual offset committing using the Commiter sink with default settings. The exception is:

    Kafka commit took longer than: 15 seconds (Ask timed out on [Actor[akka://holmes/system/kafka-consumer-4#-979292278]] after [15000 ms]. Message of type [akka.kafka.internal.KafkaConsumerActor$Internal$Commit]. A typical reason for `AskTimeoutException` is that the recipient actor didn't send a reply.)

    We only see this happening when our stream is processing a lot of messages at once. I'm quite confident it has something to do with our internal processing and not with Kafka not keeping up with the # of commits. When I simply consume and commit offsets for the entire topic then it doesn't fail with the timeout. If I enable our entire flow that processes each message, then it starts occuring now and then. I've looked at memory and CPU consumption but that seems to be all ok. Any clue on how to figure out what internall processing is causing the commit actor to not be able to respond in 15 seconds?

    12 replies
    Alex Choi

    Hi, not sure if this is the right place to ask but wondering if I could get some feedback on if alpakka-kafka could be a solution to a service I am architecting.

    Basically, the goal of the service (Micronaut framework) is to reactively handle incoming requests (via /POST) to connect and deliver messages from a kafka topic based on a set of options and filters contained in the request body. The response would be a kotlin Flow that will emit the messages from the user-defined kafka topic that match whatever filters contained in the request.

    I was thinking alpakka-kafka could be a solution for concurrent polling to multiple kafka topics for the multiple users.

    Am I anywhere close in thinking this could be a use case? Thank you very much.

    1 reply
    We're about to release Alpakka Kafka 2.0.6 which contains some bug fixes and the latest TestContainters updates akka/alpakka-kafka#1294
    Alpakka Kafka 2.0.6 is now available from Maven Central https://doc.akka.io/docs/alpakka-kafka/current/release-notes/2.0.x.html#2-0-6
    Daniel Sebban
    Can someone explain to me this sentence "When a topic-partition is revoked, the corresponding source completes."
    is there a way to do the opposite when source completes then kafka will revoke the partition ?
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    I am using a KillSwitch to kill a substream but the partition is not being revoked, is there a way to do it ?
    Akshay jha
    My consumer is a grpahDB and it has schema defined. My concern is, do i need to create seperate topics for each vertexType and EdgeType?
    1 reply

    Hi everyone.
    I have a little SNAFU with akka-stream-kafka-testkit. - Hopefully somebody has an idea.

    We are using akka-stream-kafka and -testkit in version 2.0.5 combined with akka 2.6.10.
    Our Kafka-broker is provided via org.testcontainers : kafka.
    In the integration tests, we use akka.kafka.testkit.scaladsl.TestcontainersKafkaLike to add Kafka-broker support to our specs.

    And here comes the problem:
    When using org.testcontainers : kafka : 1.14.3everything works as expected and the tests run succesfully.
    Unfortunately, that version is incompatible with current Docker Desktop versions (at least on Mac), so we tried to move to 1.15.0 or 1.15.1.
    After the upgrade, the container image version configured via akka.kafka.testkit.testcontainers.confluent-platform-version is ignored and the it:test always tries to download 'cp-kafka:latest'.

    Following this, I'd presume that this is an error of org.testcontainers : kafka, but then I saw that the Cloudflow folks are very much using version 1.15.0 and still manage to make the test download and run container image cp-kafka:5.4.3 - see here.
    They are directly setting a container image name and tag, instead of using the akka.kafka.testkit.testcontainers config keys.

    Does akka-stream-kafka-testkit have a compatibility issue with org.testcontainers : kafka : 1.5.x?

    Many thanks (and sorry for the lengthy explanation)!

    2 replies
    Hi, do we have some example for ElasticsearchFlow.createBulk?
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    Sean Glover
    Alpakka Kafka 2.0.7 was released (testkit updates only) https://discuss.lightbend.com/t/alpakka-kafka-2-0-7-released/7824
    Hi Team , I am new to Akka and looking starting point for Kafka COnsumer and Producre
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    Hi, I'm using CommittablePartitionedSource, in my code, and wanted to use "group.instance.id" to counter rebalancing issue.
    But Since the group.instance.id has to be unique, but the CommittablePartitionedSource use the consumerSetting once only, so everytime same group.instance.id would be used. Is there any other way ?
    1 reply
    @seglo : Please can you look at the above query ?
    Hi, I'm using, CommittablePartitionedSource, and facing issues of rebalancing, has anyone faced the same, can someone suggest any solution to this.
    Sean Glover
    I replied to your question earlier as a thread ^
    seglo (Sean Glover) : Actually looks like the brokers are on older version, hence group.instance.id, didn't work. I'm still figuring why the rebalancing is happening so often, or if someone has faced something similar, when using CommittablePartitionedSource.

    Hi, I'm using alpakka for consuming data, process them and produce it back to kafka. I want a reliable s/w which process every piece of data. I thought committable consumer source of alpakka would provide me that, where I can commit once I process the data. As my flow is dynamic graph created, I need to split the data and merge them back in the same sequence. I am currently using partitions and merge sequence concepts of graph dsl, which solves my problem. But the materialized value, thats provided by commitable source could not be sent or captured as part of my flow creation. Can some one help me with that, please find the below code, I use java as my programming language:
    Source<ConsumerMessage.CommittableMessage<String, String>, Consumer.Control> kafkaMessages = Consumer.committableSource( consumerSettings, Subscriptions.topics( topic ) );
    Flow<Pair, Pair, NotUsed> someflow1 = constructFlow1();
    Flow<Pair, Pair, NotUsed> someflow2 = constructFlow2();
    Flow<Pair, Pair, NotUsed> someflow3 = constructFlow3();
    Flow<Pair, Pair, NotUsed> combinedFlow = someflow1.async()
    .via( someflow2.async() )
    .via( someflow3.async() );
    Sink<ConsumerMessage.Committable, CompletionStage<Done>> sink = Committer.sink(committerSettings);
    final RunnableGraph<Consumer.Control> result =
    builder -> {
    UniformFanOutShape<Pair, Pair> partitions =
    Partition.create( Pair.class, concurrency, element -> getPartitionNumber() ) );
    UniformFanInShape<Pair, Pair> output =
    builder.add( MergeSequence.create( concurrency, Pair::second ) );

                                            .from( builder.add( kafkaMessages.zipWithIndex() ) )
                                            .viaFanOut( partitions );
                                    for( int i = 0; i < concurrency; i++ ) {
                                                .from( partitions.out( i ) )
                                                .via( builder.add( combinedF.async() ) )
                                                .viaFanIn( output );
                                    //Filter the data by removing non-null elements, and extract the producer record from the pair
                                            .to( builder.add( createProducerRecords ) )
                                            .via( Producer.flexiFlow( producerSettings ) )
                                            .map( m -> m.passThrough() )
                                            .toMat( Committer.sink( committerSettings ), Keep.both() )
                                            .mapMaterializedValue( Consumer::createDrainingControl );
                                  ), sink );
                         return ClosedShape.getInstance();

    } ) );
    result.run( materializer );

    3 replies

    Hello, i would like to continue the stream after passing through the commiter, something like.
    I would like a passthrough similar to the Producer

        .committableSource[String, String](???, ???)
        .mapAsync(2) {
          msg: CommittableMessage[String, String] =>
            (msg, process(msg.record.value())) //keep both values
        .via(Committer.flow(???)) //ideally this should take the Commitable but passthrough the Person
        .map(resultOfProcess: Person => furtherProcessing(resultOfProcess))
    def process(v: String): Future[Person] = ???
    def furtherProcessing(p: Person) = ???

    Can this be done without Broadcast->Merge ?
    is it safe to do with Broadcast(2), one output flow being the CommiterFlow, the other a simple passthrough (_.2 to get the person), and merge the (Done, Person)=>Person ?

    7 replies

    i have something like below, which does not seem to print and does not finish:

    val done = consumer.via(Committer.flow(committerSettings))
     .map(_ => println("xxxxxx"))
    Await.ready(done, 5.seconds) //timeouts

    i'm wondering what does it mean to take() in this case, since the kafka consumer receives batches of messages

    the consumer is

              )(() =>
                  .committableSource(config.toKafkaSettings, Subscriptions.topics(id.value))
    .mapAsync(4)(msg => println(msg); msg) //these are always printed

    i would expect it to finish due to the take(), but maybe not? do i need to force completion via a Consumer.Control ?

    Pedro Silva
    hello. As per my understanding 2.0.7 was the last release supporting Scala 2.11, though I have found a bug there with committablePartitionedManualOffsetSource subscriptions. I assume that a fix for a bug raised on 2.0.7 will only be available on Scala 2.12 with the next release 2.1.x ? thank you
    5 replies
    Hello everyone,
    I have a stream that consumes from multiple sources and merge all sources using Source.combine and MergePrioritized. Each source is committableSource. I have a logic for processing each message and then I use Committer.sink to commit the messages.
    When trying to commit I get the following error:
    java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: requirement failed: CommittableOffset [CommittableOffsetImpl(PartitionOffset(GroupTopicPartition(consumer_1,topic_1,1),29826492),)] committer for groupId [group_id_test] must be same as the other with this groupId.
    have anyone encounter this problem?

    I am facing issue with alpakka consumer with plain source, where my consumer stops consuming the messages without any errors printed on the akka-stream. I see the below message being printed:

    2021-03-11 16:50:57,349 INFO  [akka.actor.default-dispatcher-45] org.apache.kafka.clients.consumer.internals.AbstractCoordinator
    [Consumer clientId=consumer-CONSUMER-GRP-2, groupId=CONSUMER-GRP] Attempt to heartbeat failed since group is rebalancing
    2021-03-11 16:52:41,710 INFO  [akka.kafka.default-dispatcher-95] org.apache.kafka.clients.consumer.internals.ConsumerCoordinator
    [Consumer clientId=consumer-CONSUMER_GRP-1, groupId=CONSUMER-GRP] Revoke previously assigned partitions topic-5, topic-4
    2021-03-11 16:52:41,934 INFO  [akka.kafka.default-dispatcher-93] org.apache.kafka.clients.consumer.internals.AbstractCoordinator
    [Consumer clientId=consumer-CONSUMER-GRP-1, groupId=CONSUMER-GRP] Member consumer-CONSUMER-GRP-1-cdfb1446-3781-4605-9e85-739c2fe83439 sending LeaveGroup request to coordinator <IP>:9092 (id: 2147482644 rack: null) due to the consumer is being closed

    I use akka-streams with Graph dsl for my data flow and obtain parallelism. I have a akka cluster with my actors running with clustersingleton to have a timer to invoke actors remotely. I have multiple topics with the same consumer group name, where all the consumer groups get unassigned with the consumer id, and then the stream never consume any message. But on the same process I have a plain java consumer thread without graphDSL which gets re-assigned with the consumer client id.
    Can someone help me on identifying the issue?

    Jesse Yates
    Hiya! Any word on when the next branch will be cut? Some changes we would love to integrate into our system
    2 replies

    I am trying to use Consumer.committablePartitionedSource() and creating stream per partition as shown below

    public void setup() {
            control = Consumer.committablePartitionedSource(consumerSettings,
                    Subscriptions.topics("chat").withPartitionAssignmentHandler(new PartitionAssignmentListener()))
                    .mapAsyncUnordered(Integer.MAX_VALUE, pair -> setupSource(pair, committerSettings))
                    .toMat(Sink.ignore(), Consumer::createDrainingControl)
        private CompletionStage<Done> setupSource(Pair<TopicPartition, Source<ConsumerMessage.CommittableMessage<String, String>, NotUsed>> pair, CommitterSettings committerSettings) {
            LOGGER.info("SETTING UP PARTITION-{} SOURCE", pair.first().partition());
            return pair.second().mapAsync(1, msg -> CompletableFuture.supplyAsync(() -> consumeMessage(msg), actorSystem.dispatcher())
                    .thenApply(param -> msg.committableOffset()))
                    .withAttributes(ActorAttributes.supervisionStrategy(ex -> Supervision.restart()))
                    .runWith(Committer.sink(committerSettings), Materializer.matFromSystem(actorSystem));

    While setting us the source per partition I am using parallelism which I want to change based on no of partitions assigned to the node. That I can do that in the first assignment of partitions to the node. But as new nodes join the cluster assigned partitions are revoked and assigned. This time stream not emitting already existing partitions to reconfigure parallelism.

    What are the options I have to control parallelism on each partitioned source on every rebalancing operation?

    Lior Shapsa
    Hi, Is there a way to read each partition from offset 0 to X and make sure the stream ends once all partitions reach the last offset?