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Bug 461170 - Search Server: nonsensical things return results
Summary: Search Server: nonsensical things return results
Alias: None
Product: Spacewalk
Classification: Community
Component: WebUI
Version: 0.2
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: John Matthews
QA Contact: Red Hat Satellite QA List
Depends On:
Blocks: space04
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2008-09-04 17:30 UTC by Justin Sherrill
Modified: 2009-01-22 16:29 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2009-01-22 16:29:54 UTC

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Description Justin Sherrill 2008-09-04 17:30:53 UTC
Description of problem:

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. type something like   "837248723847893" or "jksdflsdjflwoinlv" into the search box
2. hit search
Actual results:
get results

Expected results:
shouldn't get results

Additional info:
maybe the score on the search results needs to be filtered more.

Comment 1 John Matthews 2008-12-10 18:44:42 UTC
The issue is that we had logic in the search server to return the 10 best hits.  For the case of a system search with say "jksdflsdjflwoinlv" in the system name.  The search string would be broken up into a series of NGrams (permutations of all the letters) and that would be searched and ranked.  We'd get back scores that were very low and return the highest scoring 10.    

Now I've add in a check that if the score is below a configurable threshold value we will not return the results.  This check is only for system search, for other searches we still return the first 10 matches at a minimum.


This change was introduced in spacewalk 0.3.

Comment 2 Jesus M. Rodriguez 2009-01-15 04:10:55 UTC
searching for 837248723847893 or jksdflsdjflwoinlv, resulted in no systems found.

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