linux: Identify requesting threads

When a crashing process is in a different PID namespace than the
handler, the crasher doesn't have a way of knowing its own thread ID in
the handler's namespace and the kernel lacks mechanisms to perform this
translation before Linux 4.1 (where the information is present in
/proc/<pid>/status:NSPid).

This patch gives the handler a way of identifying the requesting thread
by sending a stack address along with the crash dump request, which
the handler can search for in each of the process' threads.

This information is useful both for attaching exception information
to the right thread and to allow the handler to send signals to the
correct thread when using a shared socket connection.

Bug: crashpad:284, crashpad:286
Change-Id: I4fa366c8fb17f932b056265cf71a4af160ba342f
Reviewed-on: https://chromium-review.googlesource.com/c/crashpad/crashpad/+/1558828
Commit-Queue: Joshua Peraza <jperaza@chromium.org>
Reviewed-by: Mark Mentovai <mark@chromium.org>
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