percpu-refcount: use RCU-sched insted of normal RCU

percpu-refcount was incorrectly using preempt_disable/enable() for RCU
critical sections against call_rcu().  6a24474da8 ("percpu-refcount:
consistently use plain (non-sched) RCU") fixed it by converting the
preepmtion operations with rcu_read_[un]lock() citing that there isn't
any advantage in using sched-RCU over using the usual one; however,
rcu_read_[un]lock() for the preemptible RCU implementation -
CONFIG_TREE_PREEMPT_RCU, chosen when CONFIG_PREEMPT - are slightly
more expensive than preempt_disable/enable().

In a contrived microbench which repeats the followings,

 - percpu_ref_get()
 - copy 32 bytes of data into percpu buffer
 - percpu_put_get()
 - copy 32 bytes of data into percpu buffer

rcu_read_[un]lock() used in percpu_ref_get/put() makes it go slower by
about 15% when compared to using sched-RCU.

As the RCU critical sections are extremely short, using sched-RCU
shouldn't have any latency implications.  Convert to RCU-sched.

Signed-off-by: Tejun Heo <>
Acked-by: Kent Overstreet <>
Acked-by: "Paul E. McKenney" <>
Cc: Michal Hocko <>
Cc: Rusty Russell <>
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