vm_unmap_aliases (9) - Linux Man Pages
vm_unmap_aliases: unmap outstanding lazy aliases in the vmap layer
vm_unmap_aliases - unmap outstanding lazy aliases in the vmap layer
- void vm_unmap_aliases(void);
- no arguments
The vmap/vmalloc layer lazily flushes kernel virtual mappings primarily to amortize TLB flushing overheads. What this means is that any page you have now, may, in a former life, have been mapped into kernel virtual address by the vmap layer and so there might be some CPUs with TLB entries still referencing that page (additional to the regular 1:1 kernel mapping).