Globally Distributed Objects
Globally Distributed Objects, (GDOs) are named objects that are kept consistent across all nodes and vprocs in a Teradata Database system. GDOs typically store system settings and configuration information that is shared by all nodes of the system.
Sysinit initializes several Teradata Database GDOs.
Depending on the state of the DBS Control Record, GDOs, and on the current configuration when System Initializer is run, sysinit prompts for certain information, such as the hash function to use for row distribution among AMPs, and the type of language support required. For information on these prompts, see “Running System Initializer” on page 269.