Retrieve intermediary value from custom backward()

Hi there,
is it possible to retrieve an intermediary result from a custom backward pass?

Basically in a user-defined autograd.Function an intermediary value is calculated and then contracted (e.g. via sum) to obtain the correct backwards gradient. Since the intermediary value is also needed for other calculations besides the gradient, it would be elegant to be able to store and reuse it.

import torch

class DummyFunction(torch.autograd.Function):
    def forward(ctx, inp):

        factor = torch.tensor([[[1.0, 2.0], [3.0, 4.0]], [[5.0, 6.0], [7.0, 8.0]]])
        return factor * inp

    def backward(ctx, bkw):

        def dummy(tensor):
            # do sth.
            return tensor

        # how to retrieve this
        intermediary = dummy(bkw)

        res = torch.sum(intermediary, (-2, -1)).unsqueeze(-1)
        return res

inp = torch.tensor([[1.0], [2.0]], requires_grad=True)
function = DummyFunction.apply
out = function(inp)
gradient = torch.autograd.grad(outputs=out.sum(), inputs=inp)[0]