I’m doing search about the log4j2 vulnerability. I just got surprised by a strange behavior so I wanted to report it here. If I do a search from the root in gitlab with “log4j2” I get no hit, but if I search from a group, I get many. The behavior is not the same if the token is “log4j”. So it seems a search token ending with a number is ignored if run from the root.
Search from root have no hit in blobs for "log4j2" but does if seach from group, this is unexpected behavior
If by “searching from root” you mean searching directly from the top bar, while not in any particular project/group, then this is intended behavior. Gitlab CE does not have advanced search functions enabled, and as such it is not possible to search globally into all repositories (projects/groups).