Yea, it's time to reset those uptime counters again. An unamed-to-protect-the-experienced sysadmin forgot that this box is plugged into the same UPS as his, and well, anyway. We encountered a bit of downtime as some inodes needed a smack in the butt to get the box up again.
Everything is fine now. It's all ok. We're all fine here.
On the upside, I finally got a chance to put the new kernel options to access the the extra gig of ram I have had sitting unused. Fred will be happy about that :)