Suppose that I have a CUDA extension with which I can define a custom `autograd`

function like the following:

```
import my_cuda_extension
class MyFunction(torch.autograd.Function):
@staticmethod
def forward(ctx, x, y):
ctx.y = y
return my_cuda_extension.forward(x, y)
@staticmethod
def backward(ctx, x):
result = my_cuda_extension.backward(x, ctx.y)
return result, torch.zeros_like(ctx.y)
```

Now, **suppose that my CUDA extension only accepts the NHWC data format**. Thus, when defining my custom layer, I have to convert the NCHW inputs to NHWC, then convert back the results to NCHW:

```
class MyLayer(torch.nn.Module):
def __init__(self):
super().__init__()
def forward(self, x, y):
# convert the inputs to NHWC
result = MyFunction.apply(x.permute(0,2,3,1).contiguous(),
y.permute(0,2,3,1).contiguous())
# convert the result back to NCHW
return result.permute(0,3,1,2)
```

The forward pass should clearly work. But how about the backward pass? Will I get the correct gradients? Because I donâ€™t see how the backward pass is involved in the above definition of `MyLayer`

.

Thank you in advance for your answer!