Changes to support OSS poc. This checkin contains multiple changes that were added to support OSS poc. These changes are enabled through a special cqd mode_special_4 and not yet externalized for general use. A separate spec contains details of these changes. These changes have been contributed and pre-reviewed by Suresh, Jim C, Ravisha, Mike H, Selva and Khaled. All dev regressions have been run and passed.