PyTorch Dataloader ignores FOR loop

I have a custom Pytorch dataset and its corresponding dataloader. However, when I iterate over the dataloader, it seems like it skips the loop entirely. I have checked that the length of the dataloader is not 0.

I have a custom dataset which only given a folder lists all the images in the folder, and then returns the image and the filepath each time it is called.

class BBoxDataset(Dataset):

    def __init__(self, path_list):

        self.img_dirs = path_list

    def update_img_paths(self):
        self.img_paths = []
        for img_dir in self.img_dirs:
            files = glob.glob(os.path.join(img_dir, "*.jpg"))
            for file in files:

    def __len__(self):
        return len(self.img_paths)

    def __getitem__(self, idx):
        filepath = self.img_paths[idx]
        img ="RGB")
        return img, filepath

I have created a custom dataloader for the same and a function to return the constructed dataloader.

def get_dataloader(image_paths, batch_size: int, shuffle: bool = dataset_settings.random_shuffle,
                    num_workers: int = 0, phase: str = 'infer', sampler: Sampler = None) -> None:
    dataset = BBoxDataset(path_list=image_paths)
    drop_last = False if phase == 'infer' else True
    shuffle = False if phase == 'infer' else True
    kwargs_dl = dict(num_workers=num_workers, batch_size=batch_size, pin_memory=True, shuffle=shuffle, drop_last=drop_last, sampler=sampler)
    if sampler is not None: 
        kwargs_dl['sampler'] = sampler(dataset, shuffle=shuffle)
        del kwargs_dl['shuffle']
    dataloader = DataLoader(dataset, **kwargs_dl)
    return dataloader

However, when I import the try to loop through the dataloader, it does not even enter the loop. In my case, the “MLN” is not printed, neither is the data from the batch.

infer_dataloader = get_dataloader(dataset_path, batch_size=1)
for batch, batch_data in enumerate(infer_dataloader):
    image, filepath = batch_data
    print(image, filepath)

I am not sure where I am going wrong. Can anyone help?

If the loop is never executed it would mean that the length of the infer_dataloader is zero. What does next(iter(infer_dataloader)) return?

next(iter(infer_dataloader)) seems to also not work; the execution seems to stall the same way as it did for the loop. But I have checked the length of the dataloader - it is 524 which is the number of images in the folder.

I tried looping through BBoxDataset object and that works as expected:

dataset = BBoxDataset(dataset_path)
    with torch.no_grad():
        for i in range(0, len(dataset)):
            image, filepath = dataset[i]
            print(image, filepath)

Are you seeing any other execution after calling next(iter(infer_dataloader))? If not, this would point towards a hang which is different than a skipped for loop.

That is true! it just hangs even if I call next(iter(infer_dataloader))!
However, it works when I loop through the dataset.

I cannot seem to identify any bugs in the dataloader I have defined though, which really bugs me. Can you help please?