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20  package org.apache.hadoop.hbase.client;
21  
22  import java.io.IOException;
23  
24  import org.apache.hadoop.conf.Configuration;
25  
26  
27  /**
28   * Defines methods to create new HTableInterface.
29   *
30   * @since 0.21.0
31   */
32  public interface HTableInterfaceFactory {
33  
34    /**
35     * Creates a new HTableInterface.
36     *
37     * @param config HBaseConfiguration instance.
38     * @param tableName name of the HBase table.
39     * @return HTableInterface instance.
40     */
41    HTableInterface createHTableInterface(Configuration config, byte[] tableName);
42  
43  
44    /**
45     * Release the HTable resource represented by the table.
46     * @param table
47     */
48    void releaseHTableInterface(final HTableInterface table) throws IOException;
49  }