perf/core: Replace rcu_assign_pointer() with RCU_INIT_POINTER()

The use of "rcu_assign_pointer()" is NULLing out the pointer.
According to RCU_INIT_POINTER()'s block comment:

  "1.   This use of RCU_INIT_POINTER() is NULLing out the pointer"

it is better to use it instead of rcu_assign_pointer() because it has a
smaller overhead.

The following Coccinelle semantic patch was used:

  - rcu_assign_pointer
    (..., NULL)

Signed-off-by: Andreea-Cristina Bernat <>
Signed-off-by: Peter Zijlstra (Intel) <>
Cc: Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <>
Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <>
diff --git a/kernel/events/core.c b/kernel/events/core.c
index 01bd42e..f917dec 100644
--- a/kernel/events/core.c
+++ b/kernel/events/core.c
@@ -5908,7 +5908,7 @@
 	if (!hlist)
-	rcu_assign_pointer(swhash->swevent_hlist, NULL);
+	RCU_INIT_POINTER(swhash->swevent_hlist, NULL);
 	kfree_rcu(hlist, rcu_head);