You are right. This is a bug. I am surprised that the unit tests didn't pick it up. :-) I will fix this.
Meanwhile, if you need to have a fix based on release 1.02, you can check it out from jboss-head from cvs as:
cvs -d:pserver:email@example.com:/cvsroot/jboss co -r JBossCache1_0x jboss-head
Can you do me a favor by opening a bug in sourceforge? It will be easier to track the changes in the future.
sorry, this took a while. currently trying to get some vacaction.
however done now. Request id: 990456