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     new d305027  MINOR: Mention that -1 disables retention by time (#4881)
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commit d305027e1039540bd0987a044ea6c5ec1d469736
Author: Ismael Juma <>
AuthorDate: Mon Apr 16 09:53:08 2018 -0700

    MINOR: Mention that -1 disables retention by time (#4881)
    Reviewers: Colin Patrick McCabe <>, Jason Gustafson 
 clients/src/main/java/org/apache/kafka/common/config/ | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git 
index 168dd25..d6b7003 100755
--- a/clients/src/main/java/org/apache/kafka/common/config/
+++ b/clients/src/main/java/org/apache/kafka/common/config/
@@ -73,7 +73,7 @@ public class TopicConfig {
     public static final String RETENTION_MS_DOC = "This configuration controls 
the maximum time we will retain a " +
         "log before we will discard old log segments to free up space if we 
are using the " +
         "\"delete\" retention policy. This represents an SLA on how soon 
consumers must read " +
-        "their data.";
+        "their data. If set to -1, no time limit is applied.";
     public static final String MAX_MESSAGE_BYTES_CONFIG = "max.message.bytes";
     public static final String MAX_MESSAGE_BYTES_DOC = "<p>The largest record 
batch size allowed by Kafka. If this " +

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