This is a step toward removing the Chain::Lock class and reducing cs_main
This change affects behavior in a few small ways.
- If there's no max_height specified, percentage progress is measured ending at wallet last processed block instead of node tip
- More consistent error reporting: Early check to see if start_block is on the active chain is removed, so start_block is always read and the triggers an error if it's unavailable
This is part [10/12] of Core PR17954 : https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pull/17954/commits/c0d07dc4cba7634cde4e8bf586557772f3248a42
Depends on D7872