First I apologise and should just correct myself. I should use "Disk/File
level operations" instead of using "I/O" since that refers to different

What I mean to say that file deletion/renaming doesn't work even when you
provide full permissions in Windows. But Unix/Linux based system it's okay.
This can be called as "Deletion/Renaming of shared files" i.e. which are
already opened for appending/editing.

As an example try to run the uni tests for Kafka on Windows where file
renaming/deletion occurs as part of the tests.They will fail. But same
process works all good on Linux.

>From the official documentation, Kafka has already made a disclaimer that
Windows Implementation is not fully vetted (in progress). I believe all the
top examples from LinkedIn are based on Unix/Linux. You are actually okay
to do PoC activities on windows - log retention/rename/deletion will work

I hope this helps you understand.


On 17 July 2017 at 09:22, harish jadhav <harishjadhav1...@yahoo.com> wrote:

> Hi M.Manna,
> Thanks for the update.
> If possible, can you please share which admin I/O level functionality will
> impact? Do you mean something related to log files renaming?
> In documentation, there is no pointer with respect to I/O.
> Kindly advice.
> Thanks
> Harish
> On Saturday, July 15, 2017, 1:59:58 PM GMT+5:30, M. Manna <
> manme...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Kafka has some issues wuth IO level admin functionalities e.g. file
> deletion/renaming doesn't work out of the box like Linux. However, user
> base is growing and there's a momentum to support Windows OS seamlessly
> like Linux.
> I have been running some stress tests on Windows and the performance is
> quite consistent. If you have any findings you would like to share, please
> publish them.
> Please read Kafka documentation where there are some disclaimers regarding
> OS support.
> On 15 Jul 2017 1:27 am, "Eno Thereska" <eno.there...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Harish,
> I believe many people/orgs use it on Windows. We rely on the community to
> test/fix/answer any Windows questions, same as with Linux or MacOS.
> However, based on what I've observed, perhaps there are more people
> answering Linux-related questions.
> Eno
> > On 14 Jul 2017, at 13:24, harish jadhav <harishjadhav1...@yahoo.com.
> INVALID> wrote:
> >
> > Hello Team,
> >
> > I am exploring Apache Kafka and found that one of the best MQ I have
> encountered. I was exploring option to use it in Windows machine and
> started some kind of proof of concept work referring installation section
> on windows and it work perfectly. Later realized that Kafka documentation
> says under Hardware and OS section " We have seen a few issues running on
> Windows and Windows is not currently a well supported platform though we
> would be happy to change that. "
> >
> > I am curios to know is there any actual issue running Kafka in windows
> OS as whichever feature I am using with single instance (
> Producer-Consumer) works perfectly in windows test bed. Can I use it
> production windows machines?
> >
> > Please advice.
> >
> > Thanks
> > Harish

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