Affects Version/s: None
Fix Version/s: 0.13.1
tl;dr if any in-flight request updates the offsets between producer.flush() and offsetmanager.checkpoint() we could write a checkpoint for a message that did not yet go out over the wire and could subsequently fail.
Consider two threads A and B. A is performing an async commit. B is an in-flight process(). The following sequence will cause data loss:
A: TaskInstance.commit() begins
A: producer.flush() is called // no new messages will go out in this batch
B: producer.send() is called
B: TaskCallback is invoked for the finished process()
B: OffsetManager records the offset for the completed process()
A: producer.flush() finishes
A: checkpoint is written using the latest offsets from the OffsetManager. This INCLUDES the offset for the latest send, which has not yet gone out over the wire.
A: TaskInstance.commit() finishes
B: producer.send()->callback is invoked with an error. Send was unsuccessful, but has been checkpointed already.
B: Exception is propagated and container fails
Result: Container is restarted and starts from the last checkpoint.
Note that this is only an issue when the commit() occurs concurrently with in-flight requests, so it doesn't affect the fully-synchronous mode or concurrent mode with synchronous commit().
Take a snapshot of the offsets in the OffsetManager at the beginning of commit(). Only checkpoint those offsets and nothing new that has been sent since the commit() started.