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Fast murmur3 hash, with the benchmarks to prove it

1 unstable release

Uses new Rust 2021

0.1.2 Dec 14, 2021

#457 in Cryptography

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Murmur3 is a fast, non-cryptographic hash function. Fastmurmur3 is, in my testing, the fastest implementation of Murmur3.


let bytes: &[u8] = b"hello world";
let x: u128 = fastmurmur3::hash(bytes);


cargo install fastmurmur3



According to current testing (and excluding FxHasher):

  • fastmurmur3 is the fastest.
  • xxh3_64 is 1.66x slower and only has a 64-bit value.
  • xxh3_128 is 2.50x slower.
  • fasthash contains the next fastest murmur3 implementation, but is still 4.47x slower than fastmurmur3.


rustc_hash::FxHasher    time:   [243.91 ps 244.60 ps 245.30 ps]

fastmurmur3             time:   [3.0878 ns 3.1215 ns 3.1619 ns]
xxhash_rust::xxh3_64    time:   [5.1473 ns 5.1872 ns 5.2456 ns]
xxhash_rust::xxh3_128   time:   [7.8066 ns 7.8271 ns 7.8499 ns]
fasthash                time:   [13.909 ns 13.960 ns 14.018 ns]
murmur3c                time:   [14.529 ns 14.604 ns 14.684 ns]
murmur3                 time:   [26.084 ns 26.163 ns 26.249 ns]
twox_hash::Xxh3Hash64   time:   [124.23 ns 126.46 ns 128.55 ns]
twox_hash::Xxh3Hash128  time:   [134.62 ns 136.75 ns 138.77 ns]
sha1                    time:   [209.55 ns 211.71 ns 214.88 ns]

Benchmark Future Work

  • These benchmarks are run on a limited input set and with a limited seed. It'd be better to run these benchmarks on a larger input set and with a larger seed.

  • Besides speed, these benchmarks could also measure other important hash properties like collision-resistance.

  • I exclude FxHash from the benchmark summary because I don't know if it's been tested for general use beyond the rust compiler. If that has been done, and it proves to be general purpose, FxHash could be preferable to fastmurmur3.

  • It'd be nice to have pretty charts of the benchmarks.


Contributions are what make the open source community such an amazing place to learn, inspire, and create. Any contributions you make are greatly appreciated.

If you have a suggestion that would make this better, please fork the repo and create a pull request. You can also simply open an issue with the tag "enhancement". Don't forget to give the project a star! Thanks again!

  1. Fork the Project
  2. Create your Feature Branch (git checkout -b feature/AmazingFeature)
  3. Commit your Changes (git commit -m 'Add some AmazingFeature')
  4. Push to the Branch (git push origin feature/AmazingFeature)
  5. Open a Pull Request

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