Don't allocate oversized arrays for bn_mul_recursive.

The power of two computations here were extremely confusing and one of
the comments mixed && and ||. Remove the cached k = j + j value.
Optimizing the j*8, j*8, j*2, and j*4 multiplications is the compiler's
job. If it doesn't manage it, it was only a couple shifts anyway.

With that fixed, it becomes easier to tell that rr was actaully
allocated twice as large as necessary. I suspect rr is also
incorrectly-allocated in the bn_mul_part_recursive case, but I'll wait
until I've checked that function over first. (The array size
documentation on the other bn_{mul,sqr}_recursive functions have had
mistakes before.)

Change-Id: I298400b988e3bd108d01d6a7c8a5b262ddf81feb
Commit-Queue: David Benjamin <>
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Reviewed-by: Adam Langley <>
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