Attempt rewriting buffers.c in Rust
In buffers.c, we define
buf_t, which is essentially a doubly-linked list comprised of chunks of contiguously-allocated memory. During the Montréal meeting, we identified
buf_t as a potentially good candidate datatype for reimplementation in Rust.
My understanding of possibly the ideal way to do this (after talking with Alex Crichton, without boats, nickm, and Nika Layzell) would be to entirely rethink the implementation in terms of a
VecDeque<Bytes> using VecDeque from the stdlib and Bytes or another buffer type from the bytes crate. If this is something which works out, we could then (hopefully!) expose a similar API as to the C interface. (If that doesn't work out, there's only a couple points in the code which appear to rely on the current implementation of