Use a higher iteration limit for RSA key generation at e = 3.

Generating a 2048-bit RSA key with e = 3 (don't do this), the failure
rate at 5*bits iterations appears to be around 7 failures in 1000 tries.
Bump the limit up to 32*bits. This should give a failure rate of around
2 failures in 10^14 tries.

(The FIPS 186-4 algorithm is meant for saner values of e, like 65537. e
= 3 implies a restrictive GCD requirement: the primes must both be 2 mod

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