What happened when set `num_workers` > 0 in DataLoader?

I wrote the follow code,

from torch.utils.data import Dataset, DataLoader

class MyDataset(Dataset):
    def __init__(self):
        self.a = None

    def __getitem__(self, item):
        if self.a is None:
            print('set a to 1')
            self.a = 1
        return item

    def __len__(self):
        return 10

    def __del__(self):

if __name__ == '__main__':
    my_dataloader = DataLoader(MyDataset(), batch_size=2, num_workers=2)
    for data in my_dataloader:

And the output of the script is

set a to 1
set a to 1

There are two set a to 1 in the output, and the num_workers is set to 2, so I hypothesis that DataLoader copied one dataset instance for each process. But only one created! and one deleted are printed. This indicate that there is only one instance of MyDataset. So what is exactly behavior of DataLoader when set num_workers > 0? How does it deal with MyDataset instance?

Each worker is creating a Process as seen here with the self._dataset as one of its input arguments. My assumption is that the __init__ of the passed Dataset won’t be invoked again but the object will be duplicated instead and called in each process, but I might also miss some details.