sorry for the thrash, but further testing in a whole-stack situation with
Hive over Hadoop-1.1.1, exposed bug
"Deadlock in configuration when writing configuration to hdfs". This bug
did not previously manifest during Hadoop-1.1.1 system testing, but shows
up frequently during Hive testing.
Due to this, I am reverting "stable" to 1.0.4, and preparing a release
candidate for 1.1.2 that fixes this.