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Current stateUnder Discussion

Discussion thread: here 

JIRA: KAFKA-5975 - Getting issue details... STATUS

Released: 2.1.0

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Currently when we use deleteTopics API with topic deletion disabled on server, then the client cannot get a response and fails returning a timeout error.
This KIP is to return proper error code in above mentioned scenario.

Public Interfaces

If topic deletion feature is disabled , DeleteTopicsAPI response will return TOPIC_DELETION_DISABLED  error code. 

public class TopicDeletionDisabledException extends ApiException {
private static final long serialVersionUID = 1L;

public TopicDeletionDisabledException() {

public TopicDeletionDisabledException(String message) {

Proposed Changes

The proposal is to

  1. Bump DeleteTopics protocol version to V3 (with same schema as V2)
  2. If topic deletion is disabled on broker:
    For V2 and previous versions, return INVALID_REQUEST
    For V3 and above requests, return TopicDeletionDisabledException  

Compatibility, Deprecation, and Migration Plan

  • Instead of timing out, V2 and older version delete topic requests will get INVALID_REQUEST
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