Speed up constant-time base64 decoding.

I was inspired to look at this again recently and noticed we could do a
bit better. Instead of a tower of selects, rely on all the cases being
mutually exclusive and use the ret |= mask & value formulation without
loss in clarity. We do need to fixup the invalid case slightly, but
since that computation is mostly independent, I'm guessing the CPU and
compiler are able to schedule it effectively.

Did 251000 base64 decode operations in 2002569us (159.4 MB/sec)
Did 346000 base64 decode operations in 2005426us (219.5 MB/sec) [+37.7%]

Change-Id: I542167202fd4e94c93dd5a2519a97bc388072c89
Reviewed-on: https://boringssl-review.googlesource.com/c/boringssl/+/49525
Reviewed-by: Adam Langley <agl@google.com>
2 files changed
tree: b887b06eddfd75a343031a86ffc8fff83026b86b
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  6. BUILDING.md
  7. CMakeLists.txt
  9. FUZZING.md
  12. PORTING.md
  13. README.md
  15. STYLE.md
  16. codereview.settings
  17. crypto/
  18. decrepit/
  19. fuzz/
  20. go.mod
  21. go.sum
  22. include/
  23. sources.cmake
  24. ssl/
  25. third_party/
  26. tool/
  27. util/


BoringSSL is a fork of OpenSSL that is designed to meet Google's needs.

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BoringSSL arose because Google used OpenSSL for many years in various ways and, over time, built up a large number of patches that were maintained while tracking upstream OpenSSL. As Google's product portfolio became more complex, more copies of OpenSSL sprung up and the effort involved in maintaining all these patches in multiple places was growing steadily.

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