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Re: Styx Speed and Implementation

if you import a device from another machine, you drive that (remote) device,
not a local one.  you are importing access to a device, not loading a
device driver.  the control messages and data flow through the mount point
on the local
machine to the device driver on the remote machine to drive the remote device.

if you'd like a cpu server (say) to access a device on your machine,
you have the server import your machine's device into its name space.
X11-style network graphics, for instance, in a Inferno or Plan 9 environment
isn't a specialised operation: a cpu server imports a terminal's graphics
devices into its name space; that's it.