SauceControl.Blake2Fast 2.0.0

Install-Package SauceControl.Blake2Fast -Version 2.0.0
dotnet add package SauceControl.Blake2Fast --version 2.0.0
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paket add SauceControl.Blake2Fast --version 2.0.0
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#r "nuget: SauceControl.Blake2Fast, 2.0.0"
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These RFC 7693-compliant BLAKE2 implementations have been tuned for high speed and low memory usage. The .NET Core builds use the new x86 SIMD Intrinsics for even greater speed. Span{byte} is used throughout for lower memory overhead compared to byte[] based APIs.

On .NET Core 2.1+, Blake2Fast includes SSE4.1 SIMD-accelerated implementations of both BLAKE2b and BLAKE2s.

On .NET Core 3+, a faster AVX2 implementation of BLAKE2b is included in addition to the SSE4.1 implementation.


All-at-Once Hashing

The simplest and lightest-weight way to calculate a hash is the all-at-once ComputeHash method.

var hash = Blake2b.ComputeHash(data);

BLAKE2 supports variable digest lengths from 1 to 32 bytes for BLAKE2s or 1 to 64 bytes for BLAKE2b.

var hash = Blake2b.ComputeHash(42, data);

BLAKE2 also natively supports keyed hashing.

var hash = Blake2b.ComputeHash(key, data);

Incremental Hashing

BLAKE2 hashes can be incrementally updated if you do not have the data available all at once.

async Task<byte[]> ComputeHashAsync(Stream data)
    var hasher = Blake2b.CreateIncrementalHasher();
    var buffer = ArrayPool<byte>.Shared.Rent(4096);

    int bytesRead;
    while ((bytesRead = await data.ReadAsync(buffer, 0, buffer.Length)) > 0)
        hasher.Update(new Span<byte>(buffer, 0, bytesRead));

    return hasher.Finish();

Allocation-Free Hashing

The output hash digest can be written to an existing buffer to avoid allocating a new array each time.

Span<byte> buffer = stackalloc byte[Blake2b.DefaultDigestLength];
Blake2b.ComputeAndWriteHash(data, buffer);

This is especially useful when performing an iterative hash, as might be used in a key derivation function.

byte[] DeriveBytes(string password, ReadOnlySpan<byte> salt)
    // Create key from password, then hash the salt using the key
    var pwkey = Blake2b.ComputeHash(Encoding.UTF8.GetBytes(password));
    var hbuff = Blake2b.ComputeHash(pwkey, salt);

    // Hash the hash lots of times, re-using the same buffer
    for (int i = 0; i < 999_999; i++)
        Blake2b.ComputeAndWriteHash(pwkey, hbuff, hbuff);

    return hbuff;

System.Security.Cryptography Interop

For interoperating with code that uses System.Security.Cryptography primitives, Blake2Fast can create a HashAlgorithm wrapper. The wrapper inherits from HMAC in case keyed hashing is required.

HashAlgorithm is less efficient than the above methods, so use it only when necessary for compatibility.

byte[] WriteDataAndCalculateHash(byte[] data, string outFile)
    using (var hashAlg = Blake2b.CreateHashAlgorithm())
    using (var fileStream = new FileStream(outFile, FileMode.Create))
    using (var cryptoStream = new CryptoStream(fileStream, hashAlg, CryptoStreamMode.Write))
        cryptoStream.Write(data, 0, data.Length);
        return hashAlg.Hash;

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