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7 Hashing

Libgcrypt provides an easy and consistent to use interface for hashing. Hashing is buffered and several hash algorithms can be updated at once. It is possible to compute a MAC using the same routines. The programming model follows an open/process/close paradigm and is in that similar to other building blocks provided by Libgcrypt.

For convenience reasons, a few cyclic redundancy check value operations are also supported.