Muti-GPU Training - RuntimeError: one of the variables needed for gradient computation has been modified by an inplace operation

Hi,

I am trying to use swin transformer backbone with my modified mdetr codebase. The code is running perfectly fine on a single GPU but giving attached error when running on multiple GPUs using torch.distributed.launce.

I tried setting up torch.autograd.set_detect_anomaly(True) and it pointed out to the line 133 of swin_transformers.py. Note that the error goes away if I set the requires_grad=False for relative_position_bias_table parameter.

I am using torch 1.8.0+cu11 on NVIDIA A6000 GPUs. I will appreciate any help to resolve this issue. Thank You

# --------------------------------------------------------
# Swin Transformer
# Copyright (c) 2021 Microsoft
# Licensed under The MIT License [see LICENSE for details]
# Written by Ze Liu, Yutong Lin, Yixuan Wei
# --------------------------------------------------------

import torch
import torch.nn as nn
import torch.nn.functional as F
import torch.utils.checkpoint as checkpoint
import numpy as np
from timm.models.layers import DropPath, to_2tuple, trunc_normal_


class Mlp(nn.Module):
    """ Multilayer perceptron."""

    def __init__(self, in_features, hidden_features=None, out_features=None, act_layer=nn.GELU, drop=0.):
        super().__init__()
        out_features = out_features or in_features
        hidden_features = hidden_features or in_features
        self.fc1 = nn.Linear(in_features, hidden_features)
        self.act = act_layer()
        self.fc2 = nn.Linear(hidden_features, out_features)
        self.drop = nn.Dropout(drop)

    def forward(self, x):
        x = self.fc1(x)
        x = self.act(x)
        x = self.drop(x)
        x = self.fc2(x)
        x = self.drop(x)
        return x


def window_partition(x, window_size):
    """
    Args:
        x: (B, H, W, C)
        window_size (int): window size

    Returns:
        windows: (num_windows*B, window_size, window_size, C)
    """
    B, H, W, C = x.shape
    x = x.view(B, H // window_size, window_size, W // window_size, window_size, C)
    windows = x.permute(0, 1, 3, 2, 4, 5).contiguous().view(-1, window_size, window_size, C)
    return windows


def window_reverse(windows, window_size, H, W):
    """
    Args:
        windows: (num_windows*B, window_size, window_size, C)
        window_size (int): Window size
        H (int): Height of image
        W (int): Width of image

    Returns:
        x: (B, H, W, C)
    """
    B = int(windows.shape[0] / (H * W / window_size / window_size))
    x = windows.view(B, H // window_size, W // window_size, window_size, window_size, -1)
    x = x.permute(0, 1, 3, 2, 4, 5).contiguous().view(B, H, W, -1)
    return x


class WindowAttention(nn.Module):
    """ Window based multi-head self attention (W-MSA) module with relative position bias.
    It supports both of shifted and non-shifted window.

    Args:
        dim (int): Number of input channels.
        window_size (tuple[int]): The height and width of the window.
        num_heads (int): Number of attention heads.
        qkv_bias (bool, optional):  If True, add a learnable bias to query, key, value. Default: True
        qk_scale (float | None, optional): Override default qk scale of head_dim ** -0.5 if set
        attn_drop (float, optional): Dropout ratio of attention weight. Default: 0.0
        proj_drop (float, optional): Dropout ratio of output. Default: 0.0
    """

    def __init__(self, dim, window_size, num_heads, qkv_bias=True, qk_scale=None, attn_drop=0., proj_drop=0.):

        super().__init__()
        self.dim = dim
        self.window_size = window_size  # Wh, Ww
        self.num_heads = num_heads
        head_dim = dim // num_heads
        self.scale = qk_scale or head_dim ** -0.5

        # define a parameter table of relative position bias
        # (requires_grad=False to fix the multi-gpu training issue for downstream task.)
        self.relative_position_bias_table = nn.Parameter(
            torch.zeros((2 * window_size[0] - 1) * (2 * window_size[1] - 1), num_heads), requires_grad=False)
        # 2*Wh-1 * 2*Ww-1, nH

        # get pair-wise relative position index for each token inside the window
        coords_h = torch.arange(self.window_size[0])
        coords_w = torch.arange(self.window_size[1])
        coords = torch.stack(torch.meshgrid([coords_h, coords_w]))  # 2, Wh, Ww
        coords_flatten = torch.flatten(coords, 1)  # 2, Wh*Ww
        relative_coords = coords_flatten[:, :, None] - coords_flatten[:, None, :]  # 2, Wh*Ww, Wh*Ww
        relative_coords = relative_coords.permute(1, 2, 0).contiguous()  # Wh*Ww, Wh*Ww, 2
        relative_coords[:, :, 0] = relative_coords[:, :, 0] + self.window_size[0] - 1  # shift to start from 0
        relative_coords[:, :, 1] = relative_coords[:, :, 1] + self.window_size[1] - 1
        relative_coords[:, :, 0] = relative_coords[:, :, 0] * (2 * self.window_size[1] - 1)
        relative_position_index = relative_coords.sum(-1)  # Wh*Ww, Wh*Ww
        self.register_buffer("relative_position_index", relative_position_index)

        self.qkv = nn.Linear(dim, dim * 3, bias=qkv_bias)
        self.attn_drop = nn.Dropout(attn_drop)
        self.proj = nn.Linear(dim, dim)
        self.proj_drop = nn.Dropout(proj_drop)

        trunc_normal_(self.relative_position_bias_table, std=.02)
        self.softmax = nn.Softmax(dim=-1)

    def forward(self, x, mask=None):
        """ Forward function.

        Args:
            x: input features with shape of (num_windows*B, N, C)
            mask: (0/-inf) mask with shape of (num_windows, Wh*Ww, Wh*Ww) or None
        """
        B_, N, C = x.shape
        qkv = self.qkv(x).reshape(B_, N, 3, self.num_heads, C // self.num_heads).permute(2, 0, 3, 1, 4)
        q, k, v = qkv[0], qkv[1], qkv[2]  # make torchscript happy (cannot use tensor as tuple)

        q = q * self.scale
        attn = (q @ k.transpose(-2, -1))

        relative_position_bias = self.relative_position_bias_table[self.relative_position_index.view(-1)].view(
            self.window_size[0] * self.window_size[1], self.window_size[0] * self.window_size[1], -1)  # Wh*Ww,Wh*Ww,nH
        relative_position_bias = relative_position_bias.permute(2, 0, 1).contiguous()  # nH, Wh*Ww, Wh*Ww
        attn = attn + relative_position_bias.unsqueeze(0)

        if mask is not None:
            nW = mask.shape[0]
            attn = attn.view(B_ // nW, nW, self.num_heads, N, N) + mask.unsqueeze(1).unsqueeze(0)
            attn = attn.view(-1, self.num_heads, N, N)
            attn = self.softmax(attn)
        else:
            attn = self.softmax(attn)

        attn = self.attn_drop(attn)

        x = (attn @ v).transpose(1, 2).reshape(B_, N, C)
        x = self.proj(x)
        x = self.proj_drop(x)
        return x


class SwinTransformerBlock(nn.Module):
    """ Swin Transformer Block.

    Args:
        dim (int): Number of input channels.
        num_heads (int): Number of attention heads.
        window_size (int): Window size.
        shift_size (int): Shift size for SW-MSA.
        mlp_ratio (float): Ratio of mlp hidden dim to embedding dim.
        qkv_bias (bool, optional): If True, add a learnable bias to query, key, value. Default: True
        qk_scale (float | None, optional): Override default qk scale of head_dim ** -0.5 if set.
        drop (float, optional): Dropout rate. Default: 0.0
        attn_drop (float, optional): Attention dropout rate. Default: 0.0
        drop_path (float, optional): Stochastic depth rate. Default: 0.0
        act_layer (nn.Module, optional): Activation layer. Default: nn.GELU
        norm_layer (nn.Module, optional): Normalization layer.  Default: nn.LayerNorm
    """

    def __init__(self, dim, num_heads, window_size=7, shift_size=0,
                 mlp_ratio=4., qkv_bias=True, qk_scale=None, drop=0., attn_drop=0., drop_path=0.,
                 act_layer=nn.GELU, norm_layer=nn.LayerNorm):
        super().__init__()
        self.dim = dim
        self.num_heads = num_heads
        self.window_size = window_size
        self.shift_size = shift_size
        self.mlp_ratio = mlp_ratio
        assert 0 <= self.shift_size < self.window_size, "shift_size must in 0-window_size"

        self.norm1 = norm_layer(dim)
        self.attn = WindowAttention(
            dim, window_size=to_2tuple(self.window_size), num_heads=num_heads,
            qkv_bias=qkv_bias, qk_scale=qk_scale, attn_drop=attn_drop, proj_drop=drop)

        self.drop_path = DropPath(drop_path) if drop_path > 0. else nn.Identity()
        self.norm2 = norm_layer(dim)
        mlp_hidden_dim = int(dim * mlp_ratio)
        self.mlp = Mlp(in_features=dim, hidden_features=mlp_hidden_dim, act_layer=act_layer, drop=drop)

        self.H = None
        self.W = None

    def forward(self, x, mask_matrix):
        """ Forward function.

        Args:
            x: Input feature, tensor size (B, H*W, C).
            H, W: Spatial resolution of the input feature.
            mask_matrix: Attention mask for cyclic shift.
        """
        B, L, C = x.shape
        H, W = self.H, self.W
        assert L == H * W, "input feature has wrong size"

        shortcut = x
        x = self.norm1(x)
        x = x.view(B, H, W, C)

        # pad feature maps to multiples of window size
        pad_l = pad_t = 0
        pad_r = (self.window_size - W % self.window_size) % self.window_size
        pad_b = (self.window_size - H % self.window_size) % self.window_size
        x = F.pad(x, (0, 0, pad_l, pad_r, pad_t, pad_b))
        _, Hp, Wp, _ = x.shape

        # cyclic shift
        if self.shift_size > 0:
            shifted_x = torch.roll(x, shifts=(-self.shift_size, -self.shift_size), dims=(1, 2))
            attn_mask = mask_matrix
        else:
            shifted_x = x
            attn_mask = None

        # partition windows
        x_windows = window_partition(shifted_x, self.window_size)  # nW*B, window_size, window_size, C
        x_windows = x_windows.view(-1, self.window_size * self.window_size, C)  # nW*B, window_size*window_size, C

        # W-MSA/SW-MSA
        attn_windows = self.attn(x_windows, mask=attn_mask)  # nW*B, window_size*window_size, C

        # merge windows
        attn_windows = attn_windows.view(-1, self.window_size, self.window_size, C)
        shifted_x = window_reverse(attn_windows, self.window_size, Hp, Wp)  # B H' W' C

        # reverse cyclic shift
        if self.shift_size > 0:
            x = torch.roll(shifted_x, shifts=(self.shift_size, self.shift_size), dims=(1, 2))
        else:
            x = shifted_x

        if pad_r > 0 or pad_b > 0:
            x = x[:, :H, :W, :].contiguous()

        x = x.view(B, H * W, C)

        # FFN
        x = shortcut + self.drop_path(x)
        x = x + self.drop_path(self.mlp(self.norm2(x)))

        return x


class PatchMerging(nn.Module):
    """ Patch Merging Layer

    Args:
        dim (int): Number of input channels.
        norm_layer (nn.Module, optional): Normalization layer.  Default: nn.LayerNorm
    """

    def __init__(self, dim, norm_layer=nn.LayerNorm):
        super().__init__()
        self.dim = dim
        self.reduction = nn.Linear(4 * dim, 2 * dim, bias=False)
        self.norm = norm_layer(4 * dim)

    def forward(self, x, H, W):
        """ Forward function.

        Args:
            x: Input feature, tensor size (B, H*W, C).
            H, W: Spatial resolution of the input feature.
        """
        B, L, C = x.shape
        assert L == H * W, "input feature has wrong size"

        x = x.view(B, H, W, C)

        # padding
        pad_input = (H % 2 == 1) or (W % 2 == 1)
        if pad_input:
            x = F.pad(x, (0, 0, 0, W % 2, 0, H % 2))

        x0 = x[:, 0::2, 0::2, :]  # B H/2 W/2 C
        x1 = x[:, 1::2, 0::2, :]  # B H/2 W/2 C
        x2 = x[:, 0::2, 1::2, :]  # B H/2 W/2 C
        x3 = x[:, 1::2, 1::2, :]  # B H/2 W/2 C
        x = torch.cat([x0, x1, x2, x3], -1)  # B H/2 W/2 4*C
        x = x.view(B, -1, 4 * C)  # B H/2*W/2 4*C

        x = self.norm(x)
        x = self.reduction(x)

        return x


class BasicLayer(nn.Module):
    """ A basic Swin Transformer layer for one stage.

    Args:
        dim (int): Number of feature channels
        depth (int): Depths of this stage.
        num_heads (int): Number of attention head.
        window_size (int): Local window size. Default: 7.
        mlp_ratio (float): Ratio of mlp hidden dim to embedding dim. Default: 4.
        qkv_bias (bool, optional): If True, add a learnable bias to query, key, value. Default: True
        qk_scale (float | None, optional): Override default qk scale of head_dim ** -0.5 if set.
        drop (float, optional): Dropout rate. Default: 0.0
        attn_drop (float, optional): Attention dropout rate. Default: 0.0
        drop_path (float | tuple[float], optional): Stochastic depth rate. Default: 0.0
        norm_layer (nn.Module, optional): Normalization layer. Default: nn.LayerNorm
        downsample (nn.Module | None, optional): Downsample layer at the end of the layer. Default: None
        use_checkpoint (bool): Whether to use checkpointing to save memory. Default: False.
    """

    def __init__(self,
                 dim,
                 depth,
                 num_heads,
                 window_size=7,
                 mlp_ratio=4.,
                 qkv_bias=True,
                 qk_scale=None,
                 drop=0.,
                 attn_drop=0.,
                 drop_path=0.,
                 norm_layer=nn.LayerNorm,
                 downsample=None,
                 use_checkpoint=False):
        super().__init__()
        self.window_size = window_size
        self.shift_size = window_size // 2
        self.depth = depth
        self.use_checkpoint = use_checkpoint

        # build blocks
        self.blocks = nn.ModuleList([
            SwinTransformerBlock(
                dim=dim,
                num_heads=num_heads,
                window_size=window_size,
                shift_size=0 if (i % 2 == 0) else window_size // 2,
                mlp_ratio=mlp_ratio,
                qkv_bias=qkv_bias,
                qk_scale=qk_scale,
                drop=drop,
                attn_drop=attn_drop,
                drop_path=drop_path[i] if isinstance(drop_path, list) else drop_path,
                norm_layer=norm_layer)
            for i in range(depth)])

        # patch merging layer
        if downsample is not None:
            self.downsample = downsample(dim=dim, norm_layer=norm_layer)
        else:
            self.downsample = None

    def forward(self, x, H, W):
        """ Forward function.

        Args:
            x: Input feature, tensor size (B, H*W, C).
            H, W: Spatial resolution of the input feature.
        """

        # calculate attention mask for SW-MSA
        Hp = int(np.ceil(H / self.window_size)) * self.window_size
        Wp = int(np.ceil(W / self.window_size)) * self.window_size
        img_mask = torch.zeros((1, Hp, Wp, 1), device=x.device)  # 1 Hp Wp 1
        h_slices = (slice(0, -self.window_size),
                    slice(-self.window_size, -self.shift_size),
                    slice(-self.shift_size, None))
        w_slices = (slice(0, -self.window_size),
                    slice(-self.window_size, -self.shift_size),
                    slice(-self.shift_size, None))
        cnt = 0
        for h in h_slices:
            for w in w_slices:
                img_mask[:, h, w, :] = cnt
                cnt = cnt + 1

        mask_windows = window_partition(img_mask, self.window_size)  # nW, window_size, window_size, 1
        mask_windows = mask_windows.view(-1, self.window_size * self.window_size)
        attn_mask = mask_windows.unsqueeze(1) - mask_windows.unsqueeze(2)
        attn_mask = attn_mask.masked_fill(attn_mask != 0, float(-100.0)).masked_fill(attn_mask == 0, float(0.0))

        for blk in self.blocks:
            blk.H, blk.W = H, W
            if self.use_checkpoint:
                x = checkpoint.checkpoint(blk, x, attn_mask)
            else:
                x = blk(x, attn_mask)
        if self.downsample is not None:
            x_down = self.downsample(x, H, W)
            Wh, Ww = (H + 1) // 2, (W + 1) // 2
            return x, H, W, x_down, Wh, Ww
        else:
            return x, H, W, x, H, W


class PatchEmbed(nn.Module):
    """ Image to Patch Embedding

    Args:
        patch_size (int): Patch token size. Default: 4.
        in_chans (int): Number of input image channels. Default: 3.
        embed_dim (int): Number of linear projection output channels. Default: 96.
        norm_layer (nn.Module, optional): Normalization layer. Default: None
    """

    def __init__(self, patch_size=4, in_chans=3, embed_dim=96, norm_layer=None):
        super().__init__()
        patch_size = to_2tuple(patch_size)
        self.patch_size = patch_size

        self.in_chans = in_chans
        self.embed_dim = embed_dim

        self.proj = nn.Conv2d(in_chans, embed_dim, kernel_size=patch_size, stride=patch_size)
        if norm_layer is not None:
            self.norm = norm_layer(embed_dim)
        else:
            self.norm = None

    def forward(self, x):
        """Forward function."""
        # padding
        _, _, H, W = x.size()
        if W % self.patch_size[1] != 0:
            x = F.pad(x, (0, self.patch_size[1] - W % self.patch_size[1]))
        if H % self.patch_size[0] != 0:
            x = F.pad(x, (0, 0, 0, self.patch_size[0] - H % self.patch_size[0]))

        x = self.proj(x)  # B C Wh Ww
        if self.norm is not None:
            Wh, Ww = x.size(2), x.size(3)
            x = x.flatten(2).transpose(1, 2)
            x = self.norm(x)
            x = x.transpose(1, 2).view(-1, self.embed_dim, Wh, Ww)

        return x


class SwinTransformer(nn.Module):
    """ Swin Transformer backbone.
        A PyTorch impl of : `Swin Transformer: Hierarchical Vision Transformer using Shifted Windows`  -
          https://arxiv.org/pdf/2103.14030

    Args:
        pretrain_img_size (int): Input image size for training the pretrained model,
            used in absolute postion embedding. Default 224.
        patch_size (int | tuple(int)): Patch size. Default: 4.
        in_chans (int): Number of input image channels. Default: 3.
        embed_dim (int): Number of linear projection output channels. Default: 96.
        depths (tuple[int]): Depths of each Swin Transformer stage.
        num_heads (tuple[int]): Number of attention head of each stage.
        window_size (int): Window size. Default: 7.
        mlp_ratio (float): Ratio of mlp hidden dim to embedding dim. Default: 4.
        qkv_bias (bool): If True, add a learnable bias to query, key, value. Default: True
        qk_scale (float): Override default qk scale of head_dim ** -0.5 if set.
        drop_rate (float): Dropout rate.
        attn_drop_rate (float): Attention dropout rate. Default: 0.
        drop_path_rate (float): Stochastic depth rate. Default: 0.2.
        norm_layer (nn.Module): Normalization layer. Default: nn.LayerNorm.
        ape (bool): If True, add absolute position embedding to the patch embedding. Default: False.
        patch_norm (bool): If True, add normalization after patch embedding. Default: True.
        out_indices (Sequence[int]): Output from which stages.
        frozen_stages (int): Stages to be frozen (stop grad and set eval mode).
            -1 means not freezing any parameters.
        use_checkpoint (bool): Whether to use checkpointing to save memory. Default: False.
    """

    def __init__(self,
                 pretrain_img_size=224,
                 patch_size=4,
                 in_chans=3,
                 embed_dim=96,
                 depths=[2, 2, 6, 2],
                 num_heads=[3, 6, 12, 24],
                 window_size=7,
                 mlp_ratio=4.,
                 qkv_bias=True,
                 qk_scale=None,
                 drop_rate=0.,
                 attn_drop_rate=0.,
                 drop_path_rate=0.2,
                 norm_layer=nn.LayerNorm,
                 ape=False,
                 patch_norm=True,
                 out_indices=(0, 1, 2, 3),
                 frozen_stages=-1,
                 use_checkpoint=False):
        super().__init__()

        self.pretrain_img_size = pretrain_img_size
        self.num_layers = len(depths)
        self.embed_dim = embed_dim
        self.ape = ape
        self.patch_norm = patch_norm
        self.out_indices = out_indices
        self.frozen_stages = frozen_stages

        # split image into non-overlapping patches
        self.patch_embed = PatchEmbed(
            patch_size=patch_size, in_chans=in_chans, embed_dim=embed_dim,
            norm_layer=norm_layer if self.patch_norm else None)

        # absolute position embedding
        if self.ape:
            pretrain_img_size = to_2tuple(pretrain_img_size)
            patch_size = to_2tuple(patch_size)
            patches_resolution = [pretrain_img_size[0] // patch_size[0], pretrain_img_size[1] // patch_size[1]]

            self.absolute_pos_embed = nn.Parameter(
                torch.zeros(1, embed_dim, patches_resolution[0], patches_resolution[1]))
            trunc_normal_(self.absolute_pos_embed, std=.02)

        self.pos_drop = nn.Dropout(p=drop_rate)

        # stochastic depth
        dpr = [x.item() for x in torch.linspace(0, drop_path_rate, sum(depths))]  # stochastic depth decay rule

        # build layers
        self.layers = nn.ModuleList()
        for i_layer in range(self.num_layers):
            layer = BasicLayer(
                dim=int(embed_dim * 2 ** i_layer),
                depth=depths[i_layer],
                num_heads=num_heads[i_layer],
                window_size=window_size,
                mlp_ratio=mlp_ratio,
                qkv_bias=qkv_bias,
                qk_scale=qk_scale,
                drop=drop_rate,
                attn_drop=attn_drop_rate,
                drop_path=dpr[sum(depths[:i_layer]):sum(depths[:i_layer + 1])],
                norm_layer=norm_layer,
                downsample=PatchMerging if (i_layer < self.num_layers - 1) else None,
                use_checkpoint=use_checkpoint)
            self.layers.append(layer)

        num_features = [int(embed_dim * 2 ** i) for i in range(self.num_layers)]
        self.num_features = num_features

        # add a norm layer for each output
        for i_layer in out_indices:
            layer = norm_layer(num_features[i_layer])
            layer_name = f'norm{i_layer}'
            self.add_module(layer_name, layer)

        self._freeze_stages()

    def _freeze_stages(self):
        if self.frozen_stages >= 0:
            self.patch_embed.eval()
            for param in self.patch_embed.parameters():
                param.requires_grad = False

        if self.frozen_stages >= 1 and self.ape:
            self.absolute_pos_embed.requires_grad = False

        if self.frozen_stages >= 2:
            self.pos_drop.eval()
            for i in range(0, self.frozen_stages - 1):
                m = self.layers[i]
                m.eval()
                for param in m.parameters():
                    param.requires_grad = False

    def init_weights(self, pretrained=None):
        """Initialize the weights in backbone.

        Args:
            pretrained (str, optional): Path to pre-trained weights.
                Defaults to None.
        """

        def _init_weights(m):
            if isinstance(m, nn.Linear):
                trunc_normal_(m.weight, std=.02)
                if isinstance(m, nn.Linear) and m.bias is not None:
                    nn.init.constant_(m.bias, 0)
            elif isinstance(m, nn.LayerNorm):
                nn.init.constant_(m.bias, 0)
                nn.init.constant_(m.weight, 1.0)

        if isinstance(pretrained, str):
            self.apply(_init_weights)
            load_pretrained_weights(self, pretrained, strict=False)
        elif pretrained is None:
            self.apply(_init_weights)
        else:
            raise TypeError('pretrained must be a str or None')

    def forward(self, x):
        """Forward function."""
        x = self.patch_embed(x)

        Wh, Ww = x.size(2), x.size(3)
        if self.ape:
            # interpolate the position embedding to the corresponding size
            absolute_pos_embed = F.interpolate(self.absolute_pos_embed, size=(Wh, Ww), mode='bicubic')
            x = (x + absolute_pos_embed).flatten(2).transpose(1, 2)  # B Wh*Ww C
        else:
            x = x.flatten(2).transpose(1, 2)
        x = self.pos_drop(x)

        outs = []
        for i in range(self.num_layers):
            layer = self.layers[i]
            x_out, H, W, x, Wh, Ww = layer(x, Wh, Ww)

            if i in self.out_indices:
                norm_layer = getattr(self, f'norm{i}')
                x_out = norm_layer(x_out)

                out = x_out.view(-1, H, W, self.num_features[i]).permute(0, 3, 1, 2).contiguous()
                outs.append(out)

        return tuple(outs)

    def train(self, mode=True):
        """Convert the model into training mode while keep layers freezed."""
        super(SwinTransformer, self).train(mode)
        self._freeze_stages()


def load_pretrained_weights(model, checkpoints_path, strict=False):
    print(f"Loading swin backbone checkpoints from {checkpoints_path}.")
    checkpoints = torch.load(checkpoints_path)
    checkpoints = checkpoints["model"]
    status = model.load_state_dict(checkpoints, strict=strict)
    print(f"Missing Keys: {status.missing_keys}\nUnexpected Keys: {status.unexpected_keys}")

Moving to distributed for better visibility.

@Muhammad_Maaz Are you using DDP here for multiple GPUs? If so Distributed: RuntimeError: one of the variables needed for gradient computation has been modified by an inplace operation: [torch.cuda.FloatTensor [2048]] is at version 4; expected version 3 instead · Issue #62474 · pytorch/pytorch · GitHub might be related.

@Muhammad_Maaz Can you set broadcast_buffers=False in DDP to see if that helps resolve the issue? Also, if you could provide us with a full repro script, would help a lot more in debugging.

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Thanks, @pritamdamania87,

Yes, I am using the DDP, and setting broadcast_buffers=False worked for me. Now I am wondering if it can affect any training outputs/accuracies?

Also, all the code is available at the main branch of GitHub - mmaaz60/mdetr. You just need to set requires_grad=True at mdetr/swin_transformers.py at fe1394c67e76a6c7e521bbda77d8294714038a3a · mmaaz60/mdetr · GitHub for reproducing the issue. I know it is a big codebase but I don’t have any shorter version for reproducing this behavior.