Make EC_POINT_set_compressed_coordinates_GFp use BIGNUM directly.

All the messing around with field_mul and field_sqr does the same thing
as calling EC_GROUP_get_curve_GFp. This is in preparation for ultimately
moving the field elements to an EC_FELEM type.

Where we draw the BIGNUM / EC_FELEM line determines what EC_FELEM
operations we need. Since we don't care much about the performance of
this function, leave it in BIGNUM so we don't need an EC_FELEM
BN_mod_sqrt just yet. We can push it down later if we feel so inclined.

Change-Id: Iec07240d40828df6b7a29fd1f430e3b390d5f506
Reviewed-by: Adam Langley <>
2 files changed
tree: 7fcdd32c6e5ef78f190694723016a56ab358ca37
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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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