Error while stacking custom layers over Inception V3 network

I plan to use the base layers of pre-trained InceptionV3 to train an image classification model. The error that I am facing is during the forward pass in InceptionV3.

The code that I am using to stack custom layers over the pretrained layers is :

class Custom_Model(torch.nn.Module):

    def __init__(self, original_model, p=0.5):
        super(Custom_Model, self).__init__()
        for param in original_model.parameters():
            param.requires_grad = False
        original_model.aux_logits = False
        temp_list = [*list(original_model.children())]
        next_module_in_features = temp_list[-1].in_features
        self.pretrained_model = nn.Sequential(*list(original_model.children())[:-1])
        self.drop_layer_1 = nn.Dropout(p=p)
        self.fc_1 = nn.Linear(next_module_in_features, 64)
        self.drop_layer_2 = nn.Dropout(p=p)
        self.fc_2 = nn.Linear(64, 3)
    def forward(self, inp):
        print("The size of the tensor recieved is : {}".format(inp.size()))
        x = self.pretrained_model(inp)
        x = self.drop_layer_1(x)
        x = F.relu(self.fc_1(x))
        x = self.drop_layer_2(x)
        x = F.softmax(self.fc_2(x))
        return x

Where the original model is torchvision.models.inception_v3(pretrained = True)

The way I am calling this custom model from the main function is :

if __name__=='__main__':

    model_ft = models.inception_v3(pretrained = True)

    model = Custom_Model(model_ft)

    for child in model.children():
        print(child)

    model.to(device)

    criterion = nn.CrossEntropyLoss()

    optimizer = optim.Adam(model.parameters(), lr = 0.001)

    model = train_model(model, criterion, optimizer, optimizer, num_epochs = EPOCHS)

    torch.save(model.state_dict(), 'Transfer_learning_Inception_V3_final.pt')

I have also ensured that the input that goes into the original_model is correct and the size of the tensor is (2, 3, 299, 299) --> the standard size required by InceptionV3.

What can be the reason behind this error?

Guys, I have narrowed down the problem. The problem arises in the Aux Logits layer that is present in the Inception V3 architecture. Which on further inspection made me realise that I cannot think of inception model as a plain sequential model and I will have to in fact write my own module.

Is there any work around? Can I just add some layers (the way I intend to in the code) without the hassle of actually defining the model again?

As and when I make the model sequential, somehow me setting the aux_logits=False doesn’t work, and it gives a mismatch.

The problem is resolved.

if __name__=='__main__':
    # Instead of this
    model_ft = models.inception_v3(pretrained = True)
    # The trick is to use
    model_ft = models.inception_v3(pretrained = True, aux_logits=False)

If you call InceptionV3 with aux_logits turned off, the constructor does not even initializes an aux_logits layer, which actuall makes the whole model sequential ready. The problem if the model is not called with aux_logits = False is that it will initialize the aux_logits layer, and when you Sequentialize the model, it will actually treat aux logits as a true layer and expect the consecutive Inception block to have the input adjusted according to the output of the aux_logits layer.

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Thanks for posting, I had the same issue. Did you get your model to train correctly without vanishing gradients without the aux_logits layer?