After a few iterations of pruning, you get a model that is much smaller than its original size. Transform the pruned model, which has many zero channels, to a normal model.
Run the following command to transform model.
./vai_p_darknet pruner transform pruning/cfg backup/*_final.weights
Note: The transformation is only required after all iterations of pruning have been completed and you do not need to run the
transformcommand after each iteration of pruning.
If you want to know the compression ratio or how many operations are in the
pruned network, use the
./vai_p_darknet pruner stat model-transform.cfg
The command outputs the following.
... layer 104, ops:1595576320 layer 104, params:295168 layer 105, ops:104036400 layer 105, params:19275 Total operations: 41495485135 Total params: 43693647