Fix 20-year-old typo in BN_mask_bits.

This clearly was supposed to be a return 1. See for details.

(Additionally, now that our BIGNUMs may be non-minimal, this function
violates the rule that BIGNUM functions should not depend on widths. We
should use w >= bn_minimal_width(a) to retain the original behavior. But
the original behavior is nuts, so let's just fix it.)

Update-Note: BN_mask_bits no longer reports failure in some cases. These
    cases were platform-dependent and not useful, and code search confirms
    nothing was relying on it.

Change-Id: I31b1c2de6c5de9432c17ec3c714a5626594ee03c
Commit-Queue: Steven Valdez <>
Reviewed-by: Steven Valdez <>
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tree: 14c4f69489f8e3cdcc108825778648a6bc933aac
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