I should clarify again: I am not suggesting that we drop 32-bitOK, this does not really make a big difference for large-scale enterprise users. Some day in the very distant future any legacy system will disappear, eventually.
support in the forseeable future. (Well, I might eventually suggest
that we drop support for 32-bit *hardware* at some point, but not for
32-bit compat software.) Linux's compat code is quite robust and is
even fairly maintainable.
I'm talking about x32, which is a different beast.