Hi, not really but when I got this is error message, 6 months ago, I searched, first to understand it, then to try to get out of this error and then to find a work around. You will find a lot of web pages about this error message on the net and the root cause is not always the same.
When I wrote: "What you described is a known bug in SP", it is because there is no real known solution to solve it, you need to find your work around based on the root cause if you can find one.
Maybe I should say: This is a bug that we cannot solve easily ;)
My root cause was that my workflow was updating another list on which another workflow was running on item creation.