Damian Guy updated KAFKA-4794:
    Fix Version/s:     (was: 1.1.0)

> Add access to OffsetStorageReader from SourceConnector
> ------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: KAFKA-4794
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/KAFKA-4794
>             Project: Kafka
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: KafkaConnect
>    Affects Versions:
>            Reporter: Florian Hussonnois
>            Priority: Minor
>              Labels: needs-kip
>             Fix For: 2.0.0
> Currently the offsets storage is only accessible from SourceTask to able to 
> initialize properly tasks after a restart, a crash or a reconfiguration 
> request.
> To implement more complex connectors that need to track the progression of 
> each task it would helpful to have access to an OffsetStorageReader instance 
> from the SourceConnector.
> In that way, we could have a background thread that could request a tasks 
> reconfiguration based on source offsets.
> This improvement proposal comes from a customer project that needs to 
> periodically scan directories on a shared storage for detecting and for 
> streaming new files into Kafka.
> The connector implementation is pretty straightforward.
> The connector uses a background thread to periodically scan directories. When 
> new inputs files are detected a tasks reconfiguration is requested. Then the 
> connector assigns a file subset to each task. 
> Each task stores sources offsets for the last sent record. The source offsets 
> data are:
>  - the size of file
>  - the bytes offset
>  - the bytes size 
> Tasks become idle when the assigned files are completed (in : 
> recordBytesOffsets + recordBytesSize = fileBytesSize).
> Then, the connector should be able to track offsets for each assigned file. 
> When all tasks has finished the connector can stop them or assigned new files 
> by requesting tasks reconfiguration. 
> Moreover, another advantage of monitoring source offsets from the connector 
> is detect slow or failed tasks and if necessary to be able to restart all 
> tasks.
> If you think this improvement is OK, I can work a pull request.
> Thanks,

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