Hi, 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 things.
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 fine. I hope this helps you understand. KR, 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 > >