How to update some layers of a model?

I have this complex graph model and I only want to update some layers in it. I know I can use something like “conv.requires_grad=False”, then the gradient of this layer won’t be calculated, but what if I want to update some layers before this layer? Will requires_grad affects them?

Here’s an example:

class model(nn.Module):
    def __init__(self):
        self.conv1 = nn.Conv2d(3,3,1,1,0)
        self.conv2 = nn.Conv2d(3,3,1,1,0)
        self.conv2.requires_grad = False

If I set conv2’s requires_grad to False, can I still be able to update conv1? Thanks.

Yes. This only affects conv2 and conv1 will continue to have gradients.

Best regards


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Thanks! I will try that.