Newbie Kernel Questions
Ok, I know this question is going to sound VERY stupid, so sorry, but bear with me as I am a newbie. Here goes:
I understand updating Apache, PHP, keeping all the actual software up to date, etc.
Is there a major risk in not recompiling the latest kernel and installing it?
Example, I'm currently using the stock kernel in CentOS 4.3. I ran yum update and yum update kernel and I believe it patched it.
Is there anything more I need to do?
Where do the major risks of not updating the kernel all the time apply?