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AIX - io info get from "libperfstat" not match "iostat"

Hi, everyone.
I need to write a program to get io info based on libperfstat.
But the "write time" of a disk is just half of the value get from iostat.
I'm confused and can't explain. Help please.

How I calculate "write service time per sec":

In iostat:
        write service time per sec = wps * avgserv
        wps: write requests per sec
        avgserv: avg service time per write request

In my program:
        (new wserv - old wserv) / intervalTime

iostat cmd:
 iostat -D hdisk1 10

My C code :
    int i, ret, tot;
    perfstat_disk_t *statp;
    perfstat_id_t first;
    unsigned long long oldValue = 0;
    unsigned long long newValue = 0;
    int interval = 10;
    while (true) {
        /* check how many perfstat_disk_t structures are available */
        tot =  perfstat_disk(NULL, NULL, sizeof(perfstat_disk_t), 0);
        /* allocate enough memory for all the structures */
        statp = calloc(tot, sizeof(perfstat_disk_t));
        /* set name to first interface */
        strcpy(, FIRST_DISK);
        /* ask to get all the structures available in one call */
        /* return code is number of structures returned */
        ret = perfstat_disk(&first, statp,
            sizeof(perfstat_disk_t), tot);
        /* print statistics for each of the disks */
        for (i = 0; i < ret; i++) {
            if (strcmp(statp[i].name, "hdisk1") == 0) {
                printf("\nStatistics for disk : %s\n", statp[i].name);
                newValue = statp[i].wserv;
                printf("write time : %llu /s\n", (newValue - oldValue)/interval);
                oldValue = newValue;
        sleep(interval); // sleep 10s

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