I have a multiple approval state machine workflow on request list. To solve timing issues I use "commit pending changes" activity after "change permissions" and "update item" activities. Sometimes I have errors while "commit pending changes" activity and I must cancel workflow and restart it. Many users don't like it, of course, but I can't find another solution yet.
Now I have another problem. My workflow is stopped on "commit pending changes" activity. Workflow state is "running", not "Error" but I think that It will be on "Error state". Could I wake up this workflow instance on this activity or better I must cancel it and not spend my time.