InnoDB scans directories defined by
for tablespace files. The paths of discovered tablespace files are
validated against the paths recorded in the data dictionary. If
the paths do not match, the paths in the data dictionary are
variable, introduced in MySQL 8.0.21, permits disabling tablespace
path validation. This feature is intended for environments where
tablespaces files are not moved. Disabling path validation
improves startup time on systems with a large number of tablespace
set to 3, the following message is printed at startup when
tablespace path validation is disabled:
[InnoDB] Skipping InnoDB tablespace path validation. Manually moved tablespace files will not be detected!
Starting the server with tablespace path validation disabled after moving tablespace files can lead to undefined behavior.