[GIT PULL] EFI changes for v3.9-rc3

From: Matt Fleming
Date: Thu Mar 21 2013 - 09:17:34 EST

Hi guys,

The following changes since commit f6161aa153581da4a3867a2d1a7caf4be19b6ec9:

Linux 3.9-rc2 (2013-03-10 16:54:19 -0700)

are available in the git repository at:

git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/mfleming/efi.git tags/efi-for-3.9-rc3

for you to fetch changes up to e971318bbed610e28bb3fde9d548e6aaf0a6b02e:

efivars: Handle duplicate names from get_next_variable() (2013-03-21 12:43:46 +0000)

EFI changes for v3.9-rc3,

* A new config option and efivars module parameter have been added to
allow the efivars pstore backend to be disabled as we're still seeing
issues on machines despite adding heuristics to workaround known bugs.
Distributions now have a way to disable EFI variable pstore code
completely - from Seth Forshee.

* A couple of efivars patches to workaround quirky implementations
of GetNextVariableName() which resulted in machines hanging and
sysfs files being created with garbage names.

Matt Fleming (2):
efivars: explicitly calculate length of VariableName
efivars: Handle duplicate names from get_next_variable()

Seth Forshee (2):
efivars: Allow disabling use as a pstore backend
efivars: Add module parameter to disable use as a pstore backend

drivers/firmware/Kconfig | 18 ++++++
drivers/firmware/efivars.c | 150 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++--------------
2 files changed, 122 insertions(+), 46 deletions(-)

Matt Fleming, Intel Open Source Technology Center
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