Were you able to resolve this issue?
whoa...that is an old version of JBoss. I have never seen 3.x on AIX at all so I cannot speak to anything there. The AIX JVMs are very bad and I bet you'll have issues with other Java apps if you are finding it this slow. I'm betting you have an equally antiquated AIX JVM. Jboss 4.x runs as good as can be expected (again the AIX JVMs are not good) on AIX 5.2 with a recent 1.4.2x JVM (haven't seen it on the JDK 5.0 vms) in comparable time to other platforms.. However I'm betting you have a VM or AIX patches problem.
I had a problem with jboss taking ages to start and it was due to the internal hypersonic database growing extremely large.
I think jboss is loading it into memory when it starts.
I use jms on my server but after the message has been processed, i dont need to keep it.
My hypersonic db was 1.25 Gig. Anyway, i replaced the files in /server/default/data/hypersonic with a fresh copy.
This fixed my startup problems, from 20+ minutes to 30 seconds - like a fresh install.
All caps for emphasis :-)
DO NOT USE HYPERSONIC IN PRODUCTION. REMOVE HYPERSONIC.
Yes hypersonic runs its whole log again on starturp.
We include hypersonic for a test/dev database.