NIF bindings for XXH3 hash functions implemented in Rust

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Erlang NIF bindings for XXH3 hash functions implemented in Rust.


XXH3 is a new speed-optimized hash algorithm of the xxHash family of non-cryptographic hash functions, featuring:

  • Improved speed for both small and large inputs
  • True 64-bit and 128-bit outputs
  • SIMD acceleration
  • Improved 32-bit viability

Speed analysis methodology is explained here.


Erlang nif interface does not support passing bigints to the VM, so for 128-bit variants a 128-bit binary is passed, and then converted to a 128-bit integer in erlang.

Erlang wrapper functions are inlined to achieve maximum performance.


In Erlang

Data = <<"Test Data">>,
Seed = 1,
Secret = crypto:strong_rand_bytes(136),

H64 = xxh3:hash64(Data),
H64WithSeed = xxh3:hash64(Data, Seed),
H64WithSecret = xxh3:hash64_with_secret(Data, Secret),

H128 = xxh3:hash128(Data),
H128WithSeed = xxh3:hash128(Data, Seed),
H128WithSecret = xxh3:hash128_with_secret(Data, Secret).

In Elixir

data = "Test Data"
seed = 1
secret = :crypto.strong_rand_bytes(136)

h64 = :xxh3.hash64(data)
h64_with_seed = :xxh3.hash64(data, seed)
h64_with_secret = :xxh3.hash64_with_secret(data, secret)

h128 = :xxh3.hash128(data)
h128_with_seed = :xxh3.hash128(data, seed)
h128_with_secret = :xxh3.hash128_with_secret(data, secret)

For more details, see the module documentation.


Copyright 2021, Ali Farhadi a.farhadi@gmail.com.

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