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I can create a coredump as a snapshot of a process's image and continue running. Can I then, on another run of the program load the coredump and continue at that same point in time? If so how?

Ultimately what I would like to do is use the coredump as a fast initialization tool. For example, imagine something like this:

main() {
   if (this is the first time the program has run) {
       Load massive database and other initialization
       Create coredump
   } else {
       Load coredump
   }
   Do process specific thing
}

I think emacs used to do something like this? Any ideas?

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