> > RPM kernel upgrades have always worked fine for me, just do an
> > (as opposed to -U, so you keep your old kernel around for good
> > then set up lilo to point to the new kernel image.
At the risk of starting a flame-war, I avoid RedHat's "standard" kernels
like the plague, as my network throughput is significantly slower. My
compiling a kernel with exactly what I need, I get a much higher
throughput - along the order of several megabytes per second. With
everything that they enable in their kernels, I imagine that other aspects
would also suffer. Whether that extra bit of performance is necessary
depends, of course, on your situation. YMMV.