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AHash is a hashing algorithm is intended to be a high performance, (hardware specific), keyed hash function. This can be seen as a DOS resistant alternative to FxHash, or a fast equivalent to SipHash. It provides a high speed hash algorithm, but where the result is not predictable without knowing a Key. This allows it to be used in a HashMap without allowing for the possibility that an malicious user can induce a collision.

How aHash works

aHash uses the hardware AES instruction on x86 processors to provide a keyed hash function. aHash is not a cryptographically secure hash.


use ahash::{AHasher, RandomState};
use std::collections::HashMap;

let mut map: HashMap<i32, i32, RandomState> = HashMap::default();
map.insert(12, 34);

For convinence wrappers called AHashMap and AHashSet are also provided. These to the same thing with slightly less typing.

use ahash::AHashMap;

let mut map: AHashMap<i32, i32> = AHashMap::with_capacity(4);
map.insert(12, 34);
map.insert(56, 78);



A HashMap using RandomState to hash the items. (Requires the std feature to be enabled.)


A HashSet using RandomState to hash the items. (Requires the std feature to be enabled.)


A Hasher for hashing an arbitrary stream of bytes.


Provides a Hasher factory. This is typically used (e.g. by HashMap) to create AHashers in order to hash the keys of the map. See build_hasher below.



Provides a way to get an optimized hasher for a given data type. Rather than using a Hasher generically which can hash any value, this provides a way to get a specialized hash for a specific type. So this may be faster for primitive types.