Use default mode for HBase Thrift gateway if not specified
hbase-thrift cannot be started properly
+1 and committed!
HBASE-6263 was fixed in HBase 0.94.2, and current Bigtop HBase version is 0.94.5, so this fix makes sense at this point.
Patch is attached. Tested on CentOS 6.2.
Would be awesome to have this in 0.6.0