Photoshop: Embedded Vector smart object fails to update after saving swatch library in Illustrator

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I am using Photoshop CC 2014 and Illustrator CC 2014 on MacOS 10.9.5

To cause this issue;
1 - Paste an Illustrator into Photoshop as a Vector Smart Object
2 - Edit content with that object selected
3 - in Illustrator, save a swatch library in AI format
4 - Make a change to the object so that you can save changes, then save
5 - Switch back to Photoshop and let the vector smart object update

You will see the following image:
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Your Illustrator prefs are set to not save PDF compatible data in the file. But you need to save the PDF compatible version so that other applications can read or rasterize the file.

If this is a bug, then it would be in Illustrator, because they lose track of the fact that the file needs the PDF compatible data.