I've been considering re-doing the installation of gentoo on my older Toshiba laptop since the current state of packages on it is borderline on the possibility of me getting it working through emerge updates or not.
I've got most of the files backed up, I just need to double-check to make sure I have all of them before I put it through the ringer.
If nothing else, I'll be able to re-do it with between 4 and 6 additional processor cores supplementing the compile process this time so that KDE doesn't take three days to compile.
I'm definitely re-doing the virtual machine I have sitting on my main computer so that it will work properly.
I love distcc and what it does to gentoo's compiling.