EFI changes for v3.9-rc2,

  * Make the EFI variable code more paranoid about running out of
    space in NVRAM, since this is the root cause of the recent issue
    where machines refuse to boot - from Matthew Garrett.

  * Some efivarfs patches that fix regressions introduced in v3.9-rc1.
efivarfs: return accurate error code in efivarfs_fill_super()

Joseph was hitting a failure case when mounting efivarfs which
resulted in an incorrect error message,

  $ sudo mount -v /sys/firmware/efi/efivars mount: Cannot allocate memory

triggered when efivarfs_valid_name() returned -EINVAL.

Make sure we pass accurate return values up the stack if
efivarfs_fill_super() fails to build inodes for EFI variables.

Reported-by: Joseph Yasi <joe.yasi@gmail.com>
Reported-by: Lingzhu Xiang <lxiang@redhat.com>
Cc: Josh Boyer <jwboyer@redhat.com>
Cc: Jeremy Kerr <jk@ozlabs.org>
Cc: Matthew Garrett <mjg59@srcf.ucam.org>
Cc: <stable@vger.kernel.org> # v3.8
Signed-off-by: Matt Fleming <matt.fleming@intel.com>
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