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It is used for the spanning tree protocol. When you create a bridge there is a possibility that a layer 2 loop is created with devastating consequences. Spanning tree protocol detects such loops and if necessary disables a link to prevent them. The value is a manual way to set a preference which link to be shut first in case of a loop. The higher value indicates a link more probable to get shut down.