For #4,
bq. has this shortcut enabled by default

Inline checksum is different from short circuit read. Inline checksum is
enabled by default in 0.96 and later releases - see HBASE-8322

Meanwhile, you can consider upgrading to 0.94.15 - there have been quite
some improvements since 0.94.6

On Fri, Jan 31, 2014 at 6:38 PM, Jan Schellenberger <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>wrote:
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