Well, I still can't figure it out but I have narrowed down the issues some.
No problem running JBoss 3.6 in debugging mode.
Identical problem running either JBoss 4.0.0 or JBoss 4.0.1
Falling back to the 1.4 JDK doesn't help.
Still hoping for some insight from you JBoss experts out there.
This is standard behavior for the jpda configuration when you include the suspend=y option. The vm is waiting for a debugger to attach to the process. Read the jpda options and behavior:
Thanks so much.