Can you confirm if the bollean property would be included in hbase-site.xml?
You'd include it only if you wanted to change the default.
You are correct that hbase-site.xml is where all of the customization of a particular instance go.
Anything else I can do to help this patch along Lewis? Any place you want me to put a bit of doc other than here in release note?
The patch comes of my trying the nice gora derivative, https://github.com/keith-turner/goraci, at Keith's suggestion (In his README he suggests this is needed and I agree with him).