Kernel.org will be more optimised but personally, if it's a high enough spec server, I'm a strong believer in sticking with the Redhat kernels. In my opinion stability rates higher than the few CPU cycles you'll save compiling your own kernel.
If you are good in kernel compilation then you can go for source compilation otherwise you can stick with RH rpm kernel..
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Originally posted by techlollu If you are good in kernel compilation then you can go for source compilation otherwise you can stick with RH rpm kernel..
Yeah compiling it and actually optimizing the kernel can be complex. If you are unfamiliar with doing it I woudl stick with the rpm kernel for now but maybe play around and test source kernels if you have the time to do such things.
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well, theres alot of different opinions on this. Some say source some say rpm, but if you really think about it, the rpm kernel is "customized" for the machine which in general means it will work better. You can of course get the source and do a custom compile of the redhat kernel.