As some of you might have noticed there is a number of new JIRAs opened
recently that are aiming on abstracting and separating ZK out of HBase guts
and making it an implementation detail, rather than a center of attention
for some parts of the HBase.

I would like to send around a short document written by Mikhail Antonov that
is trying to clarify a couple of points about this whole effort.
People are asking me about this off-line, so I decided to send this around so
we can have a lively and wider discussion about this initiative and the

Here's the JIRA and the link to the PDF document.

The umbrella JIRA for this effort is here

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