De-allocating memory after python tensorflow workbook execution

To limit memory usage I read How to prevent tensorflow from allocating the totality of a GPU memory? and tried this code :

# Assume that you have 12GB of GPU memory and want to allocate ~4GB:
gpu_options = tf.GPUOptions(per_process_gpu_memory_fraction=0.333)
sess = tf.Session(config=tf.ConfigProto(gpu_options=gpu_options))

These commands did free up memory but but memory is not de-allocated after code completion. This issue describes :
https://github.com/tensorflow/tensorflow/issues/3701 a suggested fix is to update the driver
“After upgrading the GPU driver from 352.79 to 367.35 (the newest one), the problem disappeared. “
Unfortunately I’m not in position to update to latest version of driver. Has this issue been resolved.

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    Is there a command to free memory after tensorflow python workbook completion ?

    Update
    

    After killing / restarting the notebook the memory is de-allocated. But how to free memory after completion within the notebook.

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    Ipython and jupyter notebooks will not free memory unless you use del or xdel on your objects:

    https://ipython.org/ipython-doc/3/interactive/magics.html

    %xdel:
    Delete a variable, trying to clear it from anywhere that IPython’s machinery has references to it. By default, this uses the identity of the named object in the user namespace to remove references held under other names. The object is also removed from the output history.

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