Which version of JBoss Native you are using?
... and yes, If non APR connector is used for SSL (using Java JSSE)
it won't impact the SSL operation.
I tried both 1.1.16 and 1.1.13 with the same outcome. I used the binaries bundled with JBoss Native 2.0.6 and 2.0.4 for Win32.
I am still unable to get the handles under control... I am disabling the APR for now, if anybody has any ideas/suggestions, I'd really appreciate.