Linear traversal query for Namespace#self_and_ancestors [RUN ALL RSPEC] [RUN AS-IF-FOSS]

Merged Imre Farkas requested to merge if-324746-linear_self_and_ancestors into master

What does this MR do?

Adds linear traversal query for Namespace#self_and_ancestors which has better query performance over recursive CTEs. Refactored from !36025 (closed).

#324746 (closed)

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Availability and Testing


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Edited by Alex Pooley