Use a query hint.
Is there a way to set Hints if the Query is defined in components.xml via the <framework:entity-query /> tag?
The framework schema seems to support the following form.
<framework:entity-query> <framework:hints> <key></key><value></value> </framework:hints> </framework:entity-query>
Ah. I actually had an old version of the xsd. Updated the xsd and whadda know, there they are.
Thanks for the tip.