No, this time it was the Gentoo kernel people...a word of warning to anyone who uses gentoo-sources: PPPoE is fux0red. Actually, I think the whole kernel is just messed up, but at this point, I don't care.
I switched over to ck-sources, and applied the IPsec (freeswan) patch, and it actually managed to stay up through the night (compiling/downloading). So, hopefully, this is representative of how it's going to behave when I head up to the bay area in a few hours.
Oh yes, and having backups on the laptop is generally a Good Thing(tm).
So, those with accounts before should again be able to ssh in, although there's very little in the way of actual software installed at this point. There's e-mail, ssh, CVS, a C compiler, and that's about it.
This damn thing kept me up until 4:30 AM. If it pulls another one like that...well, let's just say it had better not.