Vahid Hashemian commented on KAFKA-4299:

I was not able to reproduce this using the console consumer. After increasing 
the number of partitions of one topic, the offsets of the other topic in the 
group remained unchanged.

> Consumer offsets reset for all topics after increasing partitions for one 
> topic
> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: KAFKA-4299
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/KAFKA-4299
>             Project: Kafka
>          Issue Type: Bug
>    Affects Versions:
>            Reporter: Juho Autio
> I increased partitions for one existing topic (2->10), but was surprised to 
> see that it entirely reset the committed offsets of my consumer group.
> All topics & partitions were reset to the earliest offset available, and the 
> consumer read everything again.
> Documentation doesn't mention anything like this. Is this how it's supposed 
> to work, or a bug?
> I would've expected the consumer offsets to not decrease at all, especially 
> for the topics that I didn't even touch.
> For the altered topic I would've expected that consuming the previously 
> existing partitions 0 and 1 would've continued from the position where they 
> were, and naturally starting to read the new added partitions from 0.
> I added partitions according to the "Modifying topics" section of Kafka 
> 0.10.0 Documentation:
> {quote}
> To add partitions you can do
> {code}
>  > bin/kafka-topics.sh --zookeeper $ZOOKEEPER_HOST --alter --topic 
> altered_topic --partitions 10
> {code}
> {quote}
> Previously this topic had 2 partitions.
> For the consumer I'm using 
> {{kafka.javaapi.consumer.ConsumerConnector.createMessageStreamsByFilter()}}.
> And version is:
> {code}
> <groupId>org.apache.kafka</groupId>
> <artifactId>kafka_2.11</artifactId>
> <version></version>
> {code}
> Kafka cluster itself is {{kafka_2.11-}}.
> This is quite problematic because we can't afford waiting for consumers to 
> read the full buffer from the beginning (for all topics!) when increasing 
> partitions for a topic.

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