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Commit hdfs-630 to 0.21?
HDFS-630 is kinda critical to us over in hbase.  We'd like to get it into
0.21 (Its been committed to TRUNK).  Its probably hard to argue its a
blocker for 0.21.  We could run a vote.  Or should we just file it against
0.21.1 hdfs and commit it after 0.21 goes out?  What would folks suggest?

Without it, a node crash (datanode+regionserver) will bring down a second
regionserver, particularly if the cluster is small (See HBASE-1876 for
description of the play-by-play where NN keeps giving out dead DN as place
to locate new blocks).  Since the bulk of hbase clusters are small --
whether evaluations, test, or just small productions -- this issue is an
important fix for us.  If the cluster is of 5 or less nodes, we'll probably
recover but there'll be a period of churn.  At a minimum mapreduce jobs
running against the cluster will fail (usually some kind of bullk upload).

St.Ack