I want to use RHEL 7.4, but I have binary driver built for Linux 3.10.0-514. RHEL 7.4 ships with Linux 3.10.0-693 and this driver doesn't work with this kernel. Is it possible to use RHEL 7.4 with older kernel? I understand that it's technically possible, so the question is, what features new kernel provides and how userspace depends on these new featuers? I can see, that both kernels are from 3.10 line, so I guess they are completely replaceable from userspace point of view and it should be reasonable safe to use older kernel?
Also is it possible to use installer with older kernel or I should install 7.3 and use
yum upgrade to upgrade to 7.4?