The trace entries are not problems
contradicts your earlier statement
the DFHSM PDA datasets keep getting swapped and archived to tape every 7 minutes(mostly), which I think is not good considering that the backup and swap may not be good at such short span of time, could cause contention.
So which is it -- are the swaps every 7 minutes an issue or not? You're getting swaps every 7 minutes BECAUSE of the count of trace entries -- so if the swaps every 7 minutes are a problem, then yes the trace entries are a problem; if the trace entries are not a problem, then you'll need to live with the swaps every 7 minutes (unless you increase the size of the data sets as stated earlier).