if one has:


  struct flock {
      ...
      short l_type;    /* Type of lock: F_RDLCK,
                          F_WRLCK, F_UNLCK */
      short l_whence;  /* How to interpret l_start:
                          SEEK_SET, SEEK_CUR, SEEK_END */
      off_t l_start;   /* Starting offset for lock */
      off_t l_len;     /* Number of bytes to lock */
      pid_t l_pid;     /* PID of process blocking our lock
                          (F_GETLK only) */
      ...
  };

can this structure be desribed using ruby/dl?  i'm worried that the struct
method assumes the fields are in order which, in the case of the flock
structure, they may not be.

regards.

-a

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