Richard,

I will try to run some internal tests wrapping an application with HornetQ to get a better image of what you described.
But unfortunately I didn't have time to do so yet.

I will come back to you after that.

Until that could you please provide your conf file?
(If you dont want to post it here you can also send it to support[at]tanukisoftware[dot]com

Best regards,
Christian