io_uring: handle signals for IO threads like a normal thread

We go through various hoops to disallow signals for the IO threads, but
there's really no reason why we cannot just allow them. The IO threads
never return to userspace like a normal thread, and hence don't go through
normal signal processing. Instead, just check for a pending signal as part
of the work loop, and call get_signal() to handle it for us if anything
is pending.

With that, we can support receiving signals, including special ones like

Acked-by: "Eric W. Biederman" <>
Signed-off-by: Jens Axboe <>
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