Resolution: Cannot Reproduce
Affects Version/s: 0.20.5
Fix Version/s: None
As experienced by Karthik Kambatla, Vlad and Steve Kuo, HBase 0.20.5 exhibits inconsistent behavior when user tries to access data in a table.
One such case involves offline region for the underlying table.
See the following threads in hbase user mailing list:
How to delete an "non-existent" table
And this thread in hbase dev mailing list:
Data disappears and re-appears again after HBase cluster restart