/MERGE (Combine Sections)
The /MERGE option combines the first section (from) with the second section (to), naming the resulting section to. For example, /merge:.rdata=.text.
If the second section does not exist, LINK renames the section from as to.
The /MERGE option is useful for creating VxDs and overriding the compiler-generated section names.
To set this linker option in the Visual Studio development environment
Open the project's Property Pages dialog box. For details, see Setting Visual C++ Project Properties.
Click the Linker folder.
Click the Advanced property page.
Modify the Merge Sections property.
To set this linker option programmatically