Controls the RSS to TSB span ratio of the RSS sizing heuristic. This factor divided by 512 yields the percentage of the TSB span which must be resident in memory before the TSB is considered as a candidate for resizing.
384, resulting in a value of 75%. Thus, when the TSB is 3/4 full, its size will be increased. Note that some virtual addresses typically map to the same slot in the TSB. Therefore, conflicts can occur before the TSB is at 100% full.
0 to 512
If the system is experiencing an excessive number of traps due to TSB misses, for example, due to virtual address conflicts in the TSB, you might consider decreasing this value toward 0.
For example, changing tsb_rss_factor to 256 (effectively, 50%) instead of 384 (effectively, 75%) might help eliminate virtual address conflicts in the TSB in some cases, but will use more kernel memory, particularly on a heavily loaded system.
TSB activity can be monitored with the trapstat –T command.