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SubjectRe: Network performance
>I don't understand -- what does the $(VAR) refer to?  Which process's
>environment is used for $(VAR)? Or is VAR not an environmental variable?
>
>If it is an environmental variable, wouldn't the environment have to be
>passed around?

Well, yes, but Leonard was also saying that the Apollo's system libraries
emulated read(), write() by mmap(), so it's not unreasonable to assume
that symlinks were also interpreted by usermode processes, in which case
environment passing would not be an issue.

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