Deduplicate built-in curves and give custom curves an order_mont.

I still need to revive the original CL, but right now I'm interested in
giving every EC_GROUP an order_mont and having different ownership of
that field between built-in and custom groups is kind of a nuisance. If
I'm going to do that anyway, better to avoid computing the entire
EC_GROUP in one go.

I'm using some manual locking rather than CRYPTO_once here so that it
behaves well in the face of malloc errors. Not that we especially care,
but it was easy to do.

This speeds up our ECDH benchmark a bit which otherwise must construct the
EC_GROUP each time (matching real world usage).

Did 7619 ECDH P-224 operations in 1003190us (7594.8 ops/sec)
Did 7518 ECDH P-256 operations in 1060844us (7086.8 ops/sec)
Did 572 ECDH P-384 operations in 1055878us (541.7 ops/sec)
Did 264 ECDH P-521 operations in 1062375us (248.5 ops/sec)

Did 8415 ECDH P-224 operations in 1066695us (7888.9 ops/sec)
Did 7952 ECDH P-256 operations in 1022819us (7774.6 ops/sec)
Did 572 ECDH P-384 operations in 1055817us (541.8 ops/sec)
Did 264 ECDH P-521 operations in 1060008us (249.1 ops/sec)

Bug: 20
Change-Id: I7446cd0a69a840551dcc2dfabadde8ee1e3ff3e2
Reviewed-by: Adam Langley <>
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tree: 09150863701635df3b83d87732f1db3300bc1117
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  15. crypto/
  16. decrepit/
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  18. fuzz/
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