Whenever I call the getwork on my bitcoind server, I get the following:
"midstate" : "695d56ae173bbd0fd5f51d8f7753438b940b7cdd61eb62039036acd1af5e51e3",
"data" : "000000013d9dcbbc2d120137c5b1cb1da96bd45b249fd1014ae2c2b400001511000000009726fba001940ebb5c04adc4450bdc0c20b50db44951d9ca22fc5e75d51d501f4deec2711a1d932f00000000000000800000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000080020000",
"hash1" : "00000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000008000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000010000",
"target" : "00000000000000000000000000000000000000000000002f931d000000000000"
This protocol does not seem to be documented. How do I compute the hash from this data? I think that this data is in little endian. So the first step is to convert everything to big endian? Once that is done, I calculate the sha256 of the data. The data can be divided in two chunks of 64 bytes each. The hash of the first chuck is given by midstate and therefore does not have to be computed.
I must therefore hash the chunk #2 with sha256, using the midstate as the initial hash values. Once that is done, I end up with a hash of chunk 2, which is 32 bytes. I calculate the hash of this chunk one more time to get a final hash.
Then, do I convert everything to little endian and submit the work? Also, what is hash1 used for?