just booted my desktop machine into 2.5.4-dj1 with CONFIG_PREEMPT (without -dj1, it wouldn't compile) all was well and good, except i couldn't type. all that goes through the input layer now ... nice. had to login from my laptop and reboot it (even control-alt-delete wouldn't work)
leave for the olympics tomorrow. that'll be a nice week off school. gonna kick some ass.