tf.estimator.CheckpointSaverListener

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Class CheckpointSaverListener

Interface for listeners that take action before or after checkpoint save.

CheckpointSaverListener triggers only in steps when CheckpointSaverHook is triggered, and provides callbacks at the following points: - before using the session - before each call to Saver.save() - after each call to Saver.save() - at the end of session

To use a listener, implement a class and pass the listener to a CheckpointSaverHook, as in this example:

class ExampleCheckpointSaverListener(CheckpointSaverListener):
  def begin(self):
    # You can add ops to the graph here.
    print('Starting the session.')
    self.your_tensor = ...

  def before_save(self, session, global_step_value):
    print('About to write a checkpoint')

  def after_save(self, session, global_step_value):
    print('Done writing checkpoint.')
    if decided_to_stop_training():
      return True

  def end(self, session, global_step_value):
    print('Done with the session.')

...
listener = ExampleCheckpointSaverListener()
saver_hook = tf.estimator.CheckpointSaverHook(
    checkpoint_dir, listeners=[listener])
with
tf.compat.v1.train.MonitoredTrainingSession(chief_only_hooks=[saver_hook]):
  ...

A CheckpointSaverListener may simply take some action after every checkpoint save. It is also possible for the listener to use its own schedule to act less frequently, e.g. based on global_step_value. In this case, implementors should implement the end() method to handle actions related to the last checkpoint save. But the listener should not act twice if after_save() already handled this last checkpoint save.

A CheckpointSaverListener can request training to be stopped, by returning True in after_save. Please note that, in replicated distributed training setting, only chief should use this behavior. Otherwise each worker will do their own evaluation, which may be wasteful of resources.

Methods

after_save

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after_save(
    session,
    global_step_value
)

before_save

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before_save(
    session,
    global_step_value
)

begin

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begin()

end

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end(
    session,
    global_step_value
)

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