Pretty much painless. My boss actually rated me higher than I rated me. (Our review process has an element of self-critisim, where you have to fill out a copy of the rating chart for yourself ahead of time, and then your boss fills out the same chart, and they are compared.) I got a standard raise and grant, and was told to keep up the good work.
It looks like the next tasks will involve digging deep into Linux PNP and hotplug and automounting magic.