FWIW, this patch doesn't apply cleanly on trunk. There is a conflict with conf/hive-default.xml.template
*** 1581,1590 ****
- <description>Whether to show the unquoted partition names in query results.</description>
--- 1580,1660 ----
+ <description>Minimum number of Thrift worker threads</description>
+ <description>Maximum number of Thrift worker threads</description>
I don't it's necessary to refresh the patch now (but it wouldn't hurt) since we are still waiting for review but it would need to be refreshed before submission.