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Dong Lin resolved KAFKA-4820.
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    Resolution: Fixed

> ConsumerNetworkClient.send() should not require global lock
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>                 Key: KAFKA-4820
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/KAFKA-4820
>             Project: Kafka
>          Issue Type: Bug
>            Reporter: Dong Lin
>            Assignee: Dong Lin
>            Priority: Major
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> Currently `ConsumerNetworkClient.send()` needs to acquire global lock of 
> `ConumserNetworkClient` in order to enqueue requests. If another thread has 
> called `ConsumerNetworkClient.poll(..)`, that thread may be holding the lock 
> while blocked on `nioSelector.select(ms)`. This causes problem because the 
> user thread which calls `ConsumerNetworkClient.send()` will also block 
> waiting for that `nioSelector.select(ms)` to finish.
> One way to address this problem is to use `synchronized (unsent)` to protect 
> access to `ConsumeNetworkClient.unsent` instead of protecting it using a 
> global lock. So that user thread should be able to enqueue requests 
> immediately while another thread is blocked on `nioSelector.select(ms)`.



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