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BALSETCNT is a system parameter that sets the number of balance set slots in the system page table. Each memory-resident working set requires one balance set slot.

You can monitor the active system with the DCL command SHOW MEMORY or the MONITOR PROCESSES command of the Monitor utility to determine the actual maximum number of working sets in memory. If this number is significantly lower than the value of BALSETCNT, this parameter value could be lowered. If all balance set slots are being used, raise the value of BALSETCNT.

Never set BALSETCNT to a value higher than 2 less than MAXPROCESSCNT. If physical memory is a significant system constraint, consider lowering this value even further. However, if your system runs with a number of processes nearly equal to MAXPROCESSCNT, lowering BALSETCNT forces swapping to occur, which can affect system performance.