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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/3] VFS: apply coding standards to fs/ioctl.c
    On Sun, Oct 28, 2007 at 07:57:47PM -0700, Daniel Phillips wrote:
    > On 10/28/07, Christoph Hellwig <hch@infradead.org> wrote:
    > > While you're at it, it's probably worth splitting this out into
    > > a small helper function.
    >
    > Why? Is the same pattern called from more than one place?

    Becauase it's a lot more readable. ioctl subcommands are invidividual
    functionality, and separating them out into small self-contained functions
    makes the code a lot more readable.
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